Carl von Linde

1842 - 1934

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Carl Paul Gottfried Linde (11 June 1842 – 16 November 1934) was a German scientist, engineer, and businessman. He discovered a refrigeration cycle and invented the first industrial-scale air separation and gas liquefaction processes, which led to the first reliable and efficient compressed-ammonia refrigerator in 1876. These breakthroughs laid the backbone for the 1913 Nobel Prize in Physics that was awarded to Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl von Linde has received more than 175,455 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Carl von Linde is the 218th most popular physicist (up from 239th in 2019), the 828th most popular biography from Germany (down from 762nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Physicist.

Carl von Linde was a German engineer and inventor who is most famous for inventing the vapor-compression refrigeration system in 1876.

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Among physicists, Carl von Linde ranks 218 out of 721Before him are Robert Hofstadter, Frederick Reines, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Mihajlo Pupin, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Arthur Ashkin. After him are Edmond Becquerel, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Tsung-Dao Lee, Joseph Swan, Johannes Rydberg, and Yoichiro Nambu.

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Among people born in 1842, Carl von Linde ranks 21Before him are Georg Brandes, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Arrigo Boito, Hermann Cohen, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, and Sophus Lie. After him are Vasily Vereshchagin, Okita Sōji, Giovanni Boldini, Jean Gaston Darboux, Giovanni Giolitti, and Johannes Zukertort. Among people deceased in 1934, Carl von Linde ranks 27Before him are Louis Barthou, Edmond James de Rothschild, Marinus van der Lubbe, Augusto César Sandino, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Jean Vigo. After him are Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Vlado Chernozemski, Andrei Bely, Nicholas Marr, Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Mykhailo Hrushevsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl von Linde ranks 828 out of 5,289Before him are Günther Lütjens (1889), Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1823), Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg (1414), August Landmesser (1910), Johann Mattheson (1681), and Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777). After him are Arno Breker (1900), Frederica of Baden (1781), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), and Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Carl von Linde ranks 30Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Polykarp Kusch (1911), and Wolfgang Paul (1913). After him are Gerd Binnig (1947), Max Delbrück (1906), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Herbert Kroemer (1928), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), and Rainer Weiss (1932).