The invention of windmills ranges from 1000 BC to 1300 AD. As per the archeological findings, the wind wheel of the Greek engineer Heron of Alexandria in the first century is the earliest known instance of using a wind-driven wheel to power a machine.
Greek mathematician Heron of Alexandria designed one of the earliest windmills in 1 AD. With the help of winds the machine was powered. The French chemical engineer, Camille Alphonse Faure developed the first windmill for electricity production and it was installed by Professor James Blyth of the Anderson's College in 1887.