- The title of this article contains the character ß. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Giessen.
|• Lord mayor||Dietlind Grabe-Bolz (SPD)|
|• Total||72.56 km2 (28.02 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||304 m (997 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||155 m (509 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||0641, 06403|
The German word "Giessen" means "to pour" in English, as "to pour a glass of water." The city is on the banks of the Lahn River, and it is surrounded by many lakes and streams.
People from Giessen[change | change source]
- Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), Chemist, Professor. The official name of the University of Giessen is named Justus Liebig University.
- Fritz Heichelheim
- Demis Nikolaidis
- Martin Gindler, an important piano player. Has lived in North Carolina but currently resides in the Netherlands.
- Samuel Adler, a well known rabbi in the United States, attended the University of Giessen
- Wilhelm Liebknecht, founder of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, was born on 29 March 1826 in Giessen.
- Friedrich Kellner (1885-1970) was Chief Justice Inspector of Laubach, where he wrote the Friedrich Kellner Diary. He was also Chief Regional Auditor in Giessen. The University of Giessen has established the Kellner Project.
- Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was professor of physics from 1879 until 1888 at the university of Giessen. After his death in 1923 his body was buried at the "Alte Friedhof".
Education[change | change source]
Universities in Gießen are the University of Gießen and the University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
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