Julius Plucker

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Birthday
16, 1801
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 22, 1868 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1801
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 22, 1868 (66)

About

German mathematician and physicist who was known for making fundamental contributions to analytical geometry and for being a pioneer in the investigations of cathode rays which led to the electron discovery.

Before Fame

He studied at a French geometry school in Paris in 1823 and was made a professor of mathematics in 1828.

Trivia

He was the recipient of the Copley Medal from the Royal Society in 1866.

Family Life

He was born into a German family in Elberfeld, Duchy of Berg.

Associated With

Like him, Rudolf Virchow was a German scientist.