Who discovered electricity and how did they do it?
Ancient tribes in the Mediterranean discovered that rods of amber could be rubbed against furs to attract objects. However, William Gilbert first used the word electricity. Benjamin Franklin is said to be the father of electricity, but he did not discover its true nature.
Traditionally, Benjamin Franklin is said to have *discovered* electricity. 2nd Answer: Actually Franklin was never said to have discovered electricity - he was said to have found a way to capture electricity that was in the air. Electricity has been with the Earth since it was new, billions of years ago.
Sadly, no he did not. The Greeks discovered electricity thousands of years ago by rubbing a feather against amber. That is where the word electricity comes from. +++ Actually no-one "invented" electricity: Nature did! Mankind simply discovered the laws of electricity and magnetism and how to apply them to practical ends.