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George Wilhelm Richmann (1711-1753) professor of Natural History at St Petersburg, Russia. Already interested in the electrical nature of thunderstorms, he repeated Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment and was killed by ball-lightning on 6 August 1753. The first person to be killed while conducting an electrical experiment. Engraving from 'A travers l'Electricite' by Georges Dary (Paris, c1905).

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George Wilhelm Richmann (1711-1753)  professor of Natural History at St Petersburg, Russia.  Already interested in the electrical nature of thunderstorms, he repeated Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment and was killed by ball-lightning on 6 August 1753. The first person to be killed while conducting an electrical experiment.  Engraving from 'A travers l'Electricite' by Georges Dary (Paris, c1905).