Ten fun facts about Heinrich Hertz
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The scientific unity for frequency is named "hertz" to give honor to Heinrich.
In 1880, Hertz received his PhD from the University of Berlin.
A crater on the moon is also named after him.
He died at age 36. The cause of his death was Wegener's granulomatosis.Fact 5
The Nazis removed his portrait from the Hamburg City Hall because of his Jewish ancestry, although he was converted to Lutheranism in 1834.Fact 6
His proof that there were electromagnetic waves was the base of the development of telegraphy, radios and television.Fact 7
He had an interest in meteorology but did not do any further experiments or research on it. He contributed few articles as an assistant to Helmholtz.Fact 8
In 1886 he married and had two daughters with Elisabeth Doll. His daughters never married, so there are no descendants of Heinrich Hertz.Fact 9
He was born into a very cultured, well off family. They were considered to be a Hanseatic family.Fact 10
At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, a memorial of Hertz stands, recognizing his discovery of electromagnetic waves. Go to more people facts ❯
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