Prandtl, Ludwig

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Prandtl, Ludwig Gender: M
born on 4 February 1875 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Freising, Germany, 48n23, 11e44
Timezone LMT m11e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°34' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°55 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°59'

Ludwig Prandtl
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-3.0


German engineer, considered to be the father of aerodynamics. He was a pioneer in the development of rigorous systematic mathematical analyses which he used for underlying the science of aerodynamics, which have come to form the basis of the applied science of aeronautical engineering. In the 1920s he developed the mathematical basis for the fundamental principles of subsonic aerodynamics in particular; and in general up to and including transonic velocities. His studies identified the boundary layer, thin-airfoils, and lifting-line theories. The Prandtl number was named after him.

He died on 15 August 1953 in Gottingen, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Flettner, Anton (born 1 November 1885)


Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 2/3346

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from Ludwig Prandtl: ein Lebensbild ; Erinnerungen, Dokumente by Johanna Vogel-Prandtl (Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2005): "Ludwig, erstes Kind des Alexander Prandtl, Professor in Weihenstephan zu Freising, und seiner Ehefrau Magdalena, geb. Ostermann, wurde am 4. Februar 1875, Donnerstag um dreiviertel sieben Uhr am Abend, im dritten Stock des Hauses seiner Großmutter, der Kaufmannswitwe Maria Ostermann geboren. Dieses Geburtshaus in Freising, auf der Hauptstraße 64 gelegen..."

(Ludwig, the first child of Alexander Prandtl, a professor in Weihenstephan of Freising, and his wife Magdalena, nee Ostermann, was born on 4 February 1875, Thursday, at six-forty-five in the evening, on the third floor of the house of his grandmother, born Kaufmannswitwe Maria Ostermann. This birthplace in Freising, located on Hauptstraße 64...).


  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace (Aerodynamics)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Vocation : Science : Physics