Heinrich Hertz

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Birthday
22, 1857
Birthplace
Hamburg, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 1894 (36)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1857
Birthplace
Hamburg, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 1894 (36)

About

German physicist who expanded on radio wave research by becoming the first person to send and receive them. By doing this he was able to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves.

Before Fame

He intended to learn engineering, but found no interest in that pursuit.

Trivia

The unit of measurement of radio waves is named in his honor.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Doll, 1886 and their son, Carl Hellmuth Hertz, was a pioneer in the research of medical ultrasounds.

Associated With

Because of his Jewish ancestry, Adolf Hitler had his portrait removed from its place of honor in Hamburg's City Hall.