Heinrich Lenz

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Birthday
12, 1804
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 10, 1865 (60)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1804
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Feb 10, 1865 (60)

About

Russian physicist who is best known for formulating Lenz's law in electrodynamics in 1833. He also helped develop early electroplating technology.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry and physics at the University of Dorpat.

Trivia

He independently discovered Joule's law in 1842, though it was named after James Prescott Joule.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Dorpat, part of the Russian Empire at the time.

Associated With

He worked as a physicist a few generations after famous physicist Isaac Newton.