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HELMHOLTZ, (Geheimerath) Herrman Ludwig Ferdinard von LLD

Forenames: (Geheimerath) Herrman Ludwig Ferdinard von

Last name: HELMHOLTZ

Titles and Honours: LLD

Date of birth: 1821-08-31

Date of death: 1894-09-08

Date of Election: 1886-02-09

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries: 1895, P39, pp 230 - 232

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? No


Place of Residence:


Born Potsdam, Germany. Educ Potsdam Gymnasium; 1838 - 42, Friedrich-Wilhelms Institut in Berlin; 1842 MD; 1842 - 48, Army surgeon; 1848, teacher of anatomy at Academy of Arts, Associate Prof of Physiology at Konigsberg Univ. 1849 marr Olga van Velten. 1849 - 56, Prof of Physiology at Konigsberg; 1871 Chair of Physics at Berlin Univ; 1887 President of Physikolisch-technische, Reichsamstalt. Foreign member of RS. Inventor of the ophthalmoscope. One of founders of modern theory of 'conservation of energy'. Died Berlin. Germany.

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