Ohm, Georg

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Ohm, Georg Gender: M
Georg Simon Ohm
born on 16 March 1789 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Erlangen, Germany, 49n36, 11e01
Timezone LMT m11e01 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°57' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 26°20 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 08°06'

Georg Ohm


German physicist who discovered the law, named after him, which states that the current flow through a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference (voltage) and inversely proportional to the resistance.

While his work greatly influenced the theory and applications of current electricity it was so coldly received that Ohm resigned his post as professor of mathematics in Cologne. Only years later his work began to be recognized; in 1841 he was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London and was made a foreign member a year later. In 1845 he became a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

The ohm, the physical unit measuring electrical resistance, also was named for him.

Ohm died 6 July 1854, Munich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1841 (Copley Medal)

Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2.

Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth record quoted in Georg Simon Ohm. Briefe, Urkunden und Dokumente by Ludwig Hartmann (Severus, 2014), p. 11: "Darum sei der Eintrag in der Tauf - Matrikel des protestantischen Pfarramts Erlangen - Neustadt für den 18 . März 1789 angeführt : „ Johann Simon , Meisters Johann Wolfgang Ohms , Bürgers und Schlossers dahier und seiner Ehefrau Maria Elisabetha geb . Beckin von hier , Söhnlein ; geboren , den 16 . Abends um 3 Uhr ."

(The entry in the baptismal register of the Protestant parish of Erlangen - Neustadt for the 18 March 1789: "Johann Simon, Master Johann Wolfgang Ohms, citizen and locksmith there and his wife Maria Elisabetha nee Beckin from here, Söhnlein; Born on the 16th in the evening at 3 o'clock). On the same page is stated that he was baptised Johann Simon and later named Georg Simon.


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Numbers
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure