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It did, however, have to be discovered and understood. Most people give credit to Benjamin Franklin for discovering electricity. Benjamin Franklin had one of the greatest scientific minds of his time.
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But other than that, there was little real progress until the English scientist William Gilbert in 1600 described the electrification of many substances and coined the term "electricity" from the Greek word for amber. As a result, Gilbert is called the father of modern electric power.
Following the invention in 1860 of the electric light bulb by the British physicist Joseph Swan, the American inventor Thomas Edison had the idea, in the late 1800s, of transmitting electricity via cables to every home to provide lighting.