AMPERE, ANDRE-MARIE. (1775-1836). French physicist and mathematician who is generally credited as one of the main discoverers of electromagnetism. The SI unit of measurement of electric current, the ampere, is named after him.
Magnificent Manuscript and Printed Document Signed, oblong folio, with attractive borders and red wax seal, Paris, during its session of April 30, 1808.
Ornately printed in the center of this ornate document is the following, The Philomathic Society of Paris, during its session of April 30, 1808, welcomed, as one of its correspondents, Mr. Girard, Professor at the Imperial Veterinary School at Alfort. Signed on the lower half of this document, Aquebert-Montbret, President and below the President, A. Ampère, Secretary. (Item ID: 1519)
He was appointed professor of mathematics in 1809 at the Polytechnic School in Paris. Here he continued to pursue his research and was admitted as a member of the Institute in 1814. Ampère's fame mainly rests on the fact that he r established the relations between electricity and magnetism, and in developing the science of electromagnetism, or, as he called it, electrodynamics.