When did we discover magnetism?



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    The concept of magnetism was essentially a myth until 1269, when a soldier named Peter Peregrinus wrote a letter describing everything that was known about magnetism at that time.  It wasn’t until the experiments of William Gilbert, around 1600, that significant progress of the understanding of magnets began.  He was the one who first realized that the Earth was a giant magnet, and he discovered that by beating wrought iron we could produce magnets.

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    The Chinese and the Vikings both exploited magnetism with magnetic compasses by about 1000 a.d. The Chinese may have had some understanding of magnetism considerably before that.

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