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GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG (1742-1799)

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 587 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG (1742-1799), German physicist and satirical writer, was born at Oberramstadt, near Darmstadt, on the 1st of July 1742. In 1763 he entered Gottingen university, where in 1769 he became extraordinary professor of physics, and six years later ordinary professor. This post he held till his death on the 24th of February 1799. As a physicist restored it to Prussia in 1834, in return for an annual pension -of £12,000 sterling. The area is about 210 sq. m.
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