Notable Max Planck's first name

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Max Planck's birth entry shows him as Marx Karl Ernst Ludwig, he later always used Max. Nobody knows whether Marx was the intended name or a mistake by the person entering the birth/baptismal record. Marx is a German given name, it developed as a contraction from Marcus. Since the name is recorded as Marx I would like to propose to use it for our First Name field and use Max as the Preferred Name. (We now have Maximillian and I cannot find any record for this use.)
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in Policy and Style by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (523k points)

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...Planck was born in KielHolstein, to Johann Julius Wilhelm Planck and his second wife, Emma Patzig. He was baptized with the name of Karl Ernst Ludwig Marx Planck; of his given names, Marx (a now obsolete variant of Markus or maybe simply an error for Max, which is actually short for Maximilian) was indicated as the primary name...

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