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Otto von Guericke

1602 - 1686

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Otto von Guericke ( GAIR-ik-ə, US also GWAIR-, -⁠kee, German: [ˈɔtoː 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 343,645 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Otto von Guericke is the 57th most popular physicist (down from 52nd in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 189th in 2019) and the 9th 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 57 out of 717Before him are Wilhelm Wien, Georges Lemaître, Philipp Lenard, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Max Born, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. After him are Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Peter Debye, and Maria Goeppert Mayer.

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Among people born in 1602, Otto von Guericke ranks 2Before him is Cardinal Mazarin. After him are Elisabeth of France, Athanasius Kircher, Francesco Cavalli, Philippe de Champaigne, Gilles de Roberval, Salomon van Ruysdael, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Per Brahe the Younger, and Zhu Yujian. 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, Pietro Mengoli, and Jacques d'Arthois.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Otto von Guericke ranks 203 out of 6,142Before him are Jacob Grimm (1785), Michel Ney (1769), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717), and Alexander Van der Bellen (1944). After him are Konstantin von Neurath (1873), Karl Liebknecht (1871), Eckhart Tolle (1948), Wilhelm Canaris (1887), Conrad III of Germany (1093), and Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Otto von Guericke ranks 9Before him are Max Planck (1858), Georg Ohm (1789), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), and Max Born (1882). After him are Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), and Johannes Stark (1874).