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 242,032 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Georg Christoph Lichtenberg is the 144th most popular physicist (down from 133rd in 2019), the 535th most popular biography from Germany (down from 494th in 2019) and the 24th most popular 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 144 out of 717Before him are Jean-Baptiste Biot, Jacques Charles, Frits Zernike, Hideki Yukawa, Robert Coleman Richardson, and Felix Bloch. After him are Karl Schwarzschild, Hans Bethe, William Shockley, Johann Jakob Balmer, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Martin Lewis Perl.

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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, Yemelyan Pugachev, and Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar. After him are Nicolas Leblanc, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Dositej Obradović, François Laurent d'Arlandes, Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, and Ignaz von Born. Among people deceased in 1799, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 9Before him are Pope Pius VI, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Pierre Beaumarchais, Tipu Sultan, Joseph Black, and Lazzaro Spallanzani. After him are Heshen, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Victoire of France, Étienne-Louis Boullée, and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 535 out of 6,142Before him are Theodor Morell (1886), Helmut Newton (1920), Henning von Tresckow (1901), Hans Spemann (1869), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), and Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075). After him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Horst Wessel (1907), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Ananda Mahidol (1925), and Hans Baldung (1484).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg ranks 24Before him are Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Julius von Mayer (1814), Ernst Abbe (1840), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), and Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922). After him are Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Rudolf Mössbauer (1929), Hans Geiger (1882), Polykarp Kusch (1911), Gerd Binnig (1947), and Wolfgang Paul (1913).