Why did William Gilbert creates electricity?
William Gilbert is the 'Father of Electricity' William Gilbert of Great Britain first coined the term "electricity" from the Greek word for amber in 2015. Gilbert wrote about the electrification of many substances in his "De magnete, magneticisique corporibus". He was also the first person to use the terms electric force, magnetic pole, and electric attraction.
ηλεκτρον (elektron) is the greek word for amber. additional note: amber if rubbed with certain materials creates static electricity. electrum is the latin word for amber. Which in modern latin is known as electricus [adj] coined by William Gilbert from electrum, which later gave rise to the use of electric.
The first person to look into electricity in some detail was William Gilbert, an English physician, and he gave it the term 'electricus' (which became 'electric' and 'electricity' over time). Bear in mind that he DISCOVERED electricity, no Invented. It was not created by man, as it already existed before we did.
William Gilbert: William Gilbert (or William Gylberde) May 24, 1544, Colchester, England - December 10, 1603, London?, English physician to Elizabeth I and James I and scientific researcher into magnetism and electricity. His primary work was De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure (On the Magnet and Magnetic Bodies, and on That Great Magnet the Earth) published in 1600. In this work he describes many of his experiments with his model earth called…