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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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In German: "Ich kann freilich nicht sagen, ob es besser werden wird wenn es anders wird; aber so viel kann ich sagen, es muß anders werden, wenn es gut werden soll." - Politische Bemerkungen


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Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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Born: July 1, 1742

Died: February 24, 1799 (aged 56)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Scientist

Bio: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg was a German scientist, satirist and Anglophile. As a scientist, he was the first to hold a professorship explicitly dedicated to experimental physics in Germany.

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