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 Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted

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Rudkobing, Langeland Kommune, Syddanmark, Denmark
Death 9 Mar 1851 (aged 73)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 8734 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8734
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hans Christian Ørsted (14 Aug 1777–9 Mar 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8734, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .