Hertz, Heinrich

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Hertz, Heinrich Gender: M
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
born on 22 February 1857 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°45 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 00°05'

Heinrich Hertz : From biography, apparently citing baptismal record - natal chart (Placidus)
Heinrich Hertz : From biography, apparently citing baptismal record
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
natal chart with Whole Sign houses
Alternative birthtime
From biography, apparently citing baptismal record
Date 22 February 1857 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Hamburg, GER, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°21 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°01'

Heinrich Hertz


German physicist who was the first to broadcast and receive radio waves.

He received his Ph.D. magna cum laude from the University of Berlin in 1880, where he studied under Hermann von Helmholtz. In 1883 he began his studies of the electromagnetic theory of James Clerk Maxwell. Between 1885 and 1889, while he was professor of physics at the Karlsruhe Polytechnic, he produced electromagnetic waves in the laboratory and measured their length and velocity. He showed that the nature of their vibration and their susceptibility to reflection and refraction were the same as those of light and heat waves. As a result he established beyond any doubt that light and heat are electromagnetic radiations. In 1889 Hertz was appointed professor of physics at the University of Bonn.

His experiments with these electromagnetic waves led to the development of the wireless telegraph and the radio.

His name also became the term used for radio and electrical frequencies.

In 1892, an infection was diagnosed (after a bout of severe migraines) and Hertz underwent some operations to correct the illness. He died of Wegener's granulomatosis at the age of 36 in Bonn on 1 January 1894, and was buried in Ohlsdorf, Hamburg at the Jewish cemetery.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Hertz, Gustav (born 22 July 1887). Notes: nephew


  • Death by Disease 1 January 1894 (Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, age 36)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2

Sy Scholfield cites a different time of birth given in Heinrich Hertz: a short life by Charles Susskind (San Francisco Press, 1995), p. 24: "They were to have seven children in all, two of them stillborn. The oldest was born just ten months after the wedding, on 22 February 1857, at two o'clock in the afternoon. The christening ceremony was performed by Pastor Ritter at the church of St. Peter in Hamburg on 11 April 1857, the mother's twenty-second birthday. The godparents were the baby's two surviving grandparents, Susanna Pfefferkorn and Heinrich David Hertz, and his maternal uncle Rudolf Pfefferkorn, also a doctor of law. The child was named Heinrich Rudolf after the two godfathers, ..."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure