Otto von Guericke

1602 - 1686

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Otto von Guericke (UK: GAIR-ik-ə, US: G(W)AIR-ik-ə, -⁠ee, German: [ˈɔtoː fɔn ˈɡeːʁɪkə] ; spelled Gericke until 1666; 30 November [O.S. 20 November] 1602 – 21 May [O.S. 11 May] 1686) was a German scientist, inventor, mathematician and physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Guericke has received more than 402,207 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Otto von Guericke is the 68th most popular physicist (down from 57th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Germany (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Physicist.

Otto von Guericke was a German scientist who is most famous for inventing the vacuum pump.

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Among physicists, Otto von Guericke ranks 68 out of 851Before him are Otto Stern, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, J. Hans D. Jensen, Eugene Wigner, Johannes Stark, and Rudolf Clausius. After him are Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Carl David Anderson, Georges Lemaître, James Chadwick, and Lawrence Bragg.

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Among people born in 1602, Otto von Guericke ranks 2Before him is Cardinal Mazarin. After him are Athanasius Kircher, Elisabeth of France, Francesco Cavalli, Philippe de Champaigne, Gilles de Roberval, Salomon van Ruysdael, Per Brahe the Younger, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Zhu Yujian, and William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel. Among people deceased in 1686, Otto von Guericke ranks 1After him are Louis, Grand Condé, Nicolas Steno, Eleonora Gonzaga, Carlo Dolci, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, François Blondel, Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Johanna Magdalena of Saxe-Altenburg, and Pietro Mengoli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto von Guericke ranks 231 out of 7,253Before him are Max Stirner (1806), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Johannes Stark (1874), and Magda Goebbels (1901). After him are Max Scheler (1874), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), and Georgius Agricola (1494).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Otto von Guericke ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Hertz (1857), Max Born (1882), Max von Laue (1879), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), and Johannes Stark (1874). After him are Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Ernst Ruska (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), and Julius von Mayer (1814).