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"...the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."--Einstein on Maxwell
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), only 48 when he died, was one of the supreme science minds of modern history, a giant among giants, a scientist who performed the second-greatest unification of physics after Newton.
Source: "Scientific Worthies, XVIII--James Clerk Maxwell." In: Nature, 27 October 1881, the weekly issue on page 601 (though a single page the article runs a tight 1500 words) with the fine steel engraved portrait of Maxwell and the article occupying pp 601-602.
[The original is offered for sale here.]
The published works of James Clerk Maxwell, from the Maxwell Foundation, here along with a chronological arrangement, here. His last will and testament, here. Internet Archive collection o fMaxwell's online works, here. And lastly a short biography from Wolfram Research, here.