Otto von Guericke

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Otto von Guericke
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Otto von Guericke portrait
BornNovember 30, 1602
Magdeburg, Holy Roman Empire
DiedMay 21, 1686(1686-05-21) (aged 83)
Hamburg, Holy Roman Empire
NationalityGerman
Known forResearch and experiment for vacuums
Scientific career
FieldsPhysicist, politician
InfluencedRobert Boyle

Otto von Guericke (/ˈɡɛərəki, -kə, ˈɡwɛər-/;[1] originally spelled Gericke, German: [ˈɡeːʁɪkə]; November 20, 1602 – May 11, 1686 (Julian calendar); November 30, 1602 – May 21, 1686 (Gregorian calendar)) was a German scientist, inventor, and politician. He was known for his work about the physics of vacuums.

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