Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Death: January 1, 1894 (36)
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Gustav Ferdinand Hertz and Anna Elisabeth Pfefferkorn
Husband of Elisabeth Hertz
Father of Johanna Hertz and Mathilde Hertz
Brother of Gustav Theodor Hertz; Rudolf Hertz; Otto Hertz and Melanie Hertz

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About Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by Maxwell. He was the first to satisfactorily demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic waves by building an apparatus to produce and detect VHF or UHF radio waves..."

"...Hertz's experiments would soon trigger the invention of the wireless telegraph, radio, and later television. In recognition of his work, the unit of frequency - one cycle per second - is named the "hertz"..."

"...In 1892, an infection was diagnosed (after a bout of severe migraines) and Hertz underwent some operations to correct the illness. He died of Wegener's granulomatosis at the age of 36 in Bonn, Germany in 1894, and was buried in Ohlsdorf, Hamburg at the Jewish cemetery..."

"...Hertz's wife, Elizabeth Hertz (maiden name: Elizabeth Doll), did not remarry. Heinrich Hertz left two daughters, Joanna and Mathilde. Subsequently, all three women left Germany in the 1930s to England, after the rise of Adolf Hitler. Charles Susskind interviewed Mathilde Hertz in the 1960s and he later published a book on Heinrich Hertz. Heinrich Hertz's daughters never married and he does not have any descendants, according to the book by Susskind..."


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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz's Timeline

February 22, 1857
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
January 1, 1894
Age 36
Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany