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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Professor

Birthplace: Ober-Ramstadt, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany
Death: Died in Goettingen, Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Place of Burial: Goettingen, Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Conrad Lichtenberg and Catharina Henrica Lichtenberg
Husband of Margarethe Elisabeth Lichtenberg
Fiancé of Maria Dorothea Stechardt
Father of Karl Gotlieb Lichtenberg; Agnes Lichtenberg; Christian Friedrich Lichtenberg; Georg Christoph Lichtenberg; Christian Wilhelm Lichtenberg and 6 others
Brother of Clara Sophie Lichtenberg; Gottlieb Christoph Lichtenberg; Christian Friedrich Lichtenberg and Ludwig Christian Lichtenberg

Occupation: Natural philosopher, Literate, Mathematician; Experimental Physicist
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About Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Professor

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1 July 1742 – 24 February 1799) was a German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany. Today, he is remembered for his posthumously published notebooks, which he himself called Sudelbücher, a description modeled on the English bookkeeping term "scrapbooks",[1] and for his discovery of the strange tree-like patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.

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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Professor's Timeline

July 1, 1742
Ober-Ramstadt, Darmstadt-Dieburg, Hesse, Germany
- 1765
Age 20
Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
- 1774
Age 26
Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
- 1799
Age 32
Goettingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
September 16, 1784
Age 42
Bovenden, Lower Saxony, Germany
February 4, 1786
Age 43
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
August 20, 1787
Age 45
June 14, 1789
Age 46
June 24, 1789
Age 46
October 22, 1791
Age 49
Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany