Richter, Charles

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Richter, Charles Gender: M
Charles Francis Kinsinger
born on 26 April 1900
Place Overpeck, Ohio, 39n27, 84w31
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Charles Richter


American geologist and seismologist, a researcher on the magnitude of earthquakes along with their geography and statistics. The Richter Scale of measurement was named after him.

Richter died of congestive heart failure on 30 September 1985 in Pasadena, California.

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  • Death by Heart Attack 30 September 1985 in Pasadena (Congestive heart failure, age 85)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes date, year and place (no time) from "Richter's Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man" by Susan Elizabeth Hough (Princeton University Press, 2007), p. 10: "Charles Francis Kinsinger was born near Overpeck, Ohio, north of Cincinnati, on April 26, 1900. Richter's parents, Frederick William Kinsinger and Lillian Anna Richter, had married (the first time) on July 15, 1891, in Butler County, Ohio, ... the space for the father's name on Richter's birth certificate was left blank."

Taeger quotes Lescaut for 11:00 PM [in Hamilton, Ohio?]; not confirmed for a valid source.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Seismologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Originated the Richter Scale)