Scientist. A mathematical physicist, he is best remembered as the creator of the electromagnetic theory of light waves. He formulated a set of equations, expressing the basic laws of electricity and magnetism now called Maxwell equations in his honor. He is also credited with developing the first permanent color photograph in 1861. He demonstrated that electric and magnetic fields travel through the space in the form of waves. His written works include, "On Faraday's Lines of Force" (1855), "Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism" (1873), and "Electric Researches of Henry Cavendish" (1879). Einstein described Maxwell's work "as the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton." His funeral service was held at Trinity Chapel, Cambridge, then his body was taken back to his home in Glenlair, Scotland and buried in Parton churchyard.
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JOHN CLERK MAXWELL died 3 April 1856; FRANCES CAY his wife, died 6 December 1839; JAMES CLERK MAXWELL died 5 November 1873; KATHERINE MARY DEWAR widow of JAMES CLERK MAXWELL died 12 December 1889
Katherine Mary Dewar Maxwell
Elizabeth Clerk Maxwell