Otto von Guericke

1602 - 1686

Otto von Guericke

Otto von Guericke ( GAIR-ik-ə, also US: GWAIR-, -⁠kee, German: [ˈʔɔto fɔn ˈɡeːʁɪkə]; spelled Gericke until 1666; November 20, 1602 – May 11, 1686 [Julian calendar]; November 30, 1602 – May 21, 1686 [Gregorian calendar]) was a German scientist, inventor, and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Guericke has received more than 211,169 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 55th most popular physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS, Otto von Guericke ranks 55 out of 659Before him are James Chadwick, Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, and Hermann von Helmholtz. After him are William Gilbert, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, Gabriel Lippmann, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson.

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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, William V, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Per Brahe the Younger, and William Lawes. Among people deceased in 1686, Otto von Guericke ranks 1After him are Louis, Grand Condé, Nicolas Steno, Eleonora Gonzaga, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Carlo Dolci, François Blondel, Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, John Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, John George I, Duke of Saxe-Eisenach, and Pietro Mengoli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto von Guericke ranks 181 out of 3,763Before him are Magda Goebbels (1901), Rudolf Arnheim (1904), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729), Jacob Grimm (1785), George II of Great Britain (1683), Karl von Bülow (1846), and Friedrich Ebert (1871). After him are Karl Liebknecht (1871), Justus von Liebig (1803), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Edith Stein (1891), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), and Conrad III of Germany (1093).