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Hans Christian ěrsted
Birth: Aug. 14, 1777
Rudkobing
Langeland Kommune
Syddanmark, Denmark
Death: Mar. 9, 1851
Copenhagen
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark

Scientist. ADanish physicist and chemist, he discovered that electric current in a wire can deflect a magnetized compass needle. This discovery inspired the development of electromagnetic theory. He also discovered piperine, one of the pungent components of pepper, in 1820. This was a significant contribution to the field of chemistry, as was his preparation of metallic aluminum in 1825. In 1932, the name oersted was given for the physical unit of magnetic field strength. 
 
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  Inger Birgitte Ballum ěrsted (1789 - 1875)*
 
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Burial:
Assistens Cemetery
Copenhagen
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2000
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Hans Christian ěrsted
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Hans Christian ěrsted
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Hans Christian ěrsted
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