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 Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen

Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen

Birth
Lennep, Stadtkreis Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 10 Feb 1923 (aged 77)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Giessen, Landkreis Gießen, Hessen, Germany
Memorial ID 6266 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Scientist. A physicist, he was the discoverer of electromagnetic radiation, commonly known as X-ray. Born in Lennep it what is now North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, he studied at the University of Utrecht, and received his degree in physics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He was Professor of Physics at the University of Strasbourg, Dean of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Giessen, and after 1900 he was Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Munich of Bavaria. During the last years of teaching in that university, he perfected his most important discovery of the x-ray that, in 1901, earned him the first Nobel Prize for Physics.

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  • Added: 29 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen (27 Mar 1845–10 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6266, citing Alter Friedhof, Giessen, Landkreis Gießen, Hessen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .