Thomas Johann Seebeck

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Birthday
9, 1770
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 10, 1831 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1770
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 10, 1831 (61)

About

Estonian physicist who discovered the thermoelectric effect in 1821. He was also the first to produce and describe the amalgam of potassium.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Gottingen.

Trivia

He made great strides in his research when suggetsing that a circuit – made from two different metals with different temperatures at their meeting point – deflected a compass magnet.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Reval, which is now Tallinn, by a wealthy Baltic German merchant family.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as poet Kalju Lepik.