Georg Christoph Lichtenberg





Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

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born
in Germany
July 01, 1742

died
February 24, 1799

gender
male


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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 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 notebooks published posthumously, which he himself called "waste books", using the English bookkeeping term, and for his discovery of the strange treelike patterns now called Lichtenberg figures.


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The Waste Books
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Aforismos
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Algunos Aforismos
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62 maneras de apoyar la cabeza
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Im Zaubergarten der Gedanke...
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Memorable Quotations from G...
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Osservazioni e Massime
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Vermischte Schriften (1844)
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Osservazioni e pensieri
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Physikvorlesung
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More books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg…
“Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“The thoughts written on the walls of madhouses by their inmates might be worth publicizing.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better.”
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