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James Clark Maxwell was born in 1831 at 14 India Street Edinburgh and died in 1879. James Clerk Maxwell was one of the greatest scientists that ever lived. He was the scientist who discovered, the theory of electromagnetism. He is named as the father of modern physics. He also made essential contributions to mathematics, astronomy and engineering. Radio, television, radar and communications, all derive from Maxwell’s discovery. Albert Einstein said: “The special theory of relativity owes its origins to Maxwell’s equations of the electromagnetic field”. Ivan Tolstoy, in his biography of Maxwell, wrote: “Maxwell’s importance in the history of scientific thought is comparable to Einstein’s (whom he inspired)”.