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Poggendorff, Johann Christian (1796-1877), physicist, biographer, Germany.

Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist, editor, and biographer, born in 1796, died in 1877.

1824 editor of Annalen der Physik und Chemie
1834 professor at Berlin University

Editor of Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch zur Geschichte der exacten Wissenschaften, 2 vol., 1858--1863, a biographic dictionary of scientists around the world. This work was continued by B. W. Feddersen and von Oettingen (3rd volume, 1898, 4th volume, 1904) and later by others.

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