Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph
|born on||1 July 1742 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Ober-Ramstadt, Germany, 49n49, 8e44|
|Timezone||LMT m8e44 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°29' 00°21 Asc. 00°40'|
German physicist, satirist, and writer of aphorisms, best known for his ridicule of metaphysical and romantic excesses.
Lichtenberg was the 17th child of a Protestant pastor, who taught him mathematics and natural sciences.
Lichtenberg did research in a wide variety of fields—including geophysics, volcanology, meteorology, chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics—but most important were his investigations into physics.
In 1777 he discovered the basic principle of modern xerographic copying; the images that he reproduced are still called “Lichtenberg figures.”
Lichtenberg was a most popular and respected figure in the European intellectual circles of his time.
He died 24 February 1799, Gottingen.
- friend relationship with Forster, Georg (born 26 November 1754)
Arno Muller, vol 2
Sy Scholfield quotes same data from the book Georg Christoph Lichtenberg by Wolfgang Promies (Rowohlt, 1964), p. 7: "Georg Christoph Lichtenberg wurde den 1. Juli 1742 nachmittags um fünf Uhr geboren. Die Geburt fiel übrigens auf einen Sonntag."
- Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator