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
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