PHYSICIST

Heinrich Hertz

1857 - 1894

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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz ( HURTS; German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhɛʁts]; 22 February 1857 – 1 January 1894) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves predicted by James Clerk Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Hertz has received more than 2,063,516 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Heinrich Hertz is the 27th most popular physicist (down from 24th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from Germany (down from 69th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Physicist.

Heinrich Hertz is most famous for proving the existence of electromagnetic waves. He was able to do this by creating a device that could produce and detect electromagnetic waves.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Heinrich Hertz ranks 27 out of 851Before him are Erwin Schrödinger, Georg Ohm, Christiaan Huygens, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, James Clerk Maxwell, and Edward Teller. After him are Hendrik Lorentz, Daniel Bernoulli, Ibn al-Haytham, Luigi Galvani, Gustav Kirchhoff, and Max Born.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1857, Heinrich Hertz ranks 4Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Pope Pius XI, and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell. After him are Edward Elgar, Clara Zetkin, Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Alfonso XII of Spain, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Among people deceased in 1894, Heinrich Hertz ranks 2Before him is Alexander III of Russia. After him are Robert Louis Stevenson, Hermann von Helmholtz, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Adolphe Sax, Lajos Kossuth, Gustave Caillebotte, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Anton Rubinstein, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, and Prince Philippe, Count of Paris.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Hertz ranks 80 out of 7,253Before him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Richard Strauss (1864), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Charles the Bald (823), Martin Bormann (1900), and Karl Jaspers (1883). After him are Charles Bukowski (1920), Arminius (-17), Peter III of Russia (1728), Helmut Kohl (1930), William Herschel (1738), and Jürgen Habermas (1929).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Heinrich Hertz ranks 6Before him are Albert Einstein (1879), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Max Planck (1858), Werner Heisenberg (1901), and Georg Ohm (1789). After him are Max Born (1882), Max von Laue (1879), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Johannes Stark (1874), and Otto von Guericke (1602).