Who invented the first magnet?



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    Magnets are naturally occurring, so no one invented them but rather discovered them and their uses.  Furthermore, the use of magnets dates back roughly 2,500 years ago in Greece, India and China – we know that they used them and were aware of some of their properties, but who used it first is not recorded.

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    Natural magnets known as lodestones have been known since the times of the ancient Greeks, but eh first to make a magnet out of pounded iron was William Gilbert in 1600. He made a number of other interesting insights into the nature of magnetism, such as the relation between magnets and the earth’s magnetism and the fact that iron loses it’s magnetism when heated.

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