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 1,499,189 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Heinrich Hertz is the 22nd most popular physicist, the 58th most popular biography from Germany (down from 56th 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, Heinrich Hertz ranks 22 out of 721Before him are Evangelista Torricelli, Henri Becquerel, Christiaan Huygens, Georg Ohm, Erwin Schrödinger, and Hans Christian Ørsted. After him are Enrico Fermi, Ibn al-Haytham, Pierre Curie, Daniel Bernoulli, Hendrik Lorentz, and Luigi Galvani.

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Among people born in 1857, Heinrich Hertz ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius XI and Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are Clara Zetkin, Edward Elgar, Joseph Conrad, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Alfonso XII of Spain. Among people deceased in 1894, Heinrich Hertz ranks 1After him are Alexander III of Russia, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hermann von Helmholtz, Adolphe Sax, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Gustave Caillebotte, Anton Rubinstein, Lajos Kossuth, Hans von Bülow, and Pafnuty Chebyshev.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Hertz ranks 58 out of 5,289Before him are Erich Fromm (1900), Klemens von Metternich (1773), William I, German Emperor (1797), Georg Ohm (1789), Alexander von Humboldt (1769), and Eva Braun (1912). After him are Frederick the Great (1712), Charles Bukowski (1920), Heinrich Heine (1797), William the Silent (1533), Jacques Offenbach (1819), and Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762).

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 Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Max von Laue (1879), and Johannes Stark (1874).