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date: 26 June 2019

Guericke, Otto von 

Source:
A Dictionary of Scientists
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 Market House Books Market House Books

(1602–1686) German physicist and engineerGuericke, who was born in Magdeburg, Germany, trained in law and mathematics before becoming an engineer in the army of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. After the Thirty Years' War he returned to Magdeburg as mayor, there carrying out numerous dramatic experiments on vacuums and the power of the atmosphere.... ...

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