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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 Handw÷rterbuch 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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