Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

1742 - 1799

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German physicist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg has received more than 191,364 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Georg Christoph Lichtenberg is the 133rd most popular physicist (up from 153rd in 2019), the 494th most popular biography from Germany (down from 464th in 2019) and the 24th most popular German Physicist.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg is most famous for his aphorisms. He was a German scientist, philosopher, and satirist.

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Among physicists, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 133 out of 721Before him are Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, and Hans Geiger. After him are Paul Langevin, Laura Bassi, Alfred Kastler, Maurice Wilkins, Julius von Mayer, and François Englert.

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Among people born in 1742, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius VII, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, and Yemelyan Pugachev. After him are Nicolas Leblanc, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Dositej Obradović, François Laurent d'Arlandes, Ignaz von Born, and Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper. Among people deceased in 1799, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 9Before him are Qianlong Emperor, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Pierre Beaumarchais, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Joseph Black, and Tipu Sultan. After him are Victoire of France, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Heshen, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, and Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 494 out of 5,289Before him are Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Johann Bayer (1572), Hans Geiger (1882), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Pyotr Stolypin (1862), and Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784). After him are Otto Carius (1922), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Caroline Herschel (1750), and Jochen Rindt (1942).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 24Before him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), and Hans Geiger (1882). After him are Julius von Mayer (1814), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Wolfgang Paul (1913), and Carl von Linde (1842).