Carl von Linde

1842 - 1934

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Carl Paul Gottfried von 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 197,935 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Carl von Linde is the 228th most popular physicist (down from 218th in 2019), the 865th most popular biography from Germany (down from 828th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular 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 228 out of 717Before him are Andrew Huxley, Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, Chien-Shiung Wu, Alexander Prokhorov, and John Vincent Atanasoff. After him are Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, and Burton Richter.

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Among people born in 1842, Carl von Linde ranks 18Before him are Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, James Dewar, Arrigo Boito, Ambrose Bierce, and Hermann Cohen. After him are Georg Brandes, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Sophus Lie, Vasily Vereshchagin, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Jean Gaston Darboux. Among people deceased in 1934, Carl von Linde ranks 28Before him are Louis Barthou, Augusto César Sandino, Marinus van der Lubbe, Vlado Chernozemski, Gustav Ritter von Kahr, and Jean Vigo. After him are Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Nicholas Marr, Siegbert Tarrasch, Andrei Bely, William Morris Davis, and Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl von Linde ranks 865 out of 6,142Before him are Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846), Viktor Lutze (1890), Paul Schäfer (1921), Robert Aumann (1930), Johannes Trithemius (1462), and Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862). After him are Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (1868), Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822), Moses Hess (1812), Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal (1857), and Erich Kempka (1910).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Carl von Linde ranks 33Before him are Hans Geiger (1882), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Gerd Binnig (1947), Wolfgang Paul (1913), Herbert Kroemer (1928), and Max Delbrück (1906). After him are Klaus Hasselmann (1931), Georg Bednorz (1950), John B. Goodenough (1922), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Klaus Fuchs (1911), and Rainer Weiss (1932).