Carl Zeiss

1816 - 1888

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Carl Zeiss (German: [kaʁl ˈtsaɪs]; 11 September 1816 – 3 December 1888) was a German scientific instrument maker, optician and businessman who founded the workshop of Carl Zeiss in 1846, which is still in business today as Carl Zeiss AG. Zeiss gathered a group of gifted practical and theoretical opticians and glass makers to reshape most aspects of optical instrument production. His collaboration with Ernst Abbe revolutionized optical theory and practical design of microscopes. Their quest to extend these advances brought Otto Schott into the enterprises to revolutionize optical glass manufacture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Zeiss has received more than 468,532 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Carl Zeiss is the 68th most popular physicist (up from 73rd in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Germany (down from 236th in 2019) and the 13th most popular German Physicist.

Carl Zeiss is a company that manufactures optical instruments. Carl Zeiss is most famous for their high-quality lenses, which are used in cameras, microscopes, and eyeglasses.

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Among physicists, Carl Zeiss ranks 68 out of 721Before him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, and Lev Landau. After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Emil Lenz, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Peter Higgs.

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Among people born in 1816, Carl Zeiss ranks 3Before him are Charlotte Brontë and Werner von Siemens. After him are Arthur de Gobineau, Eugène Edine Pottier, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Paul Reuter, Abbas I of Egypt, 10th Dalai Lama, Antoine Béchamp, and Carl Ludwig. Among people deceased in 1888, Carl Zeiss ranks 5Before him are William I, German Emperor, Frederick III, German Emperor, John Bosco, and Rudolf Clausius. After him are Louisa May Alcott, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, John Stith Pemberton, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Achille Bazaine, and Ascanio Sobrero.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Zeiss ranks 271 out of 5,289Before him are Katharina von Bora (1498), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), and Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955). After him are Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Max Stirner (1806), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), and Konrad Zuse (1910).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Carl Zeiss ranks 13Before him are Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), and Johannes Stark (1874). After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), Ernst Abbe (1840), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Arno Allan Penzias (1933).