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Otto (von Gericke) von Guericke (1602 - 1686)

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Otto von Guericke formerly von Gericke
Born in Magdeburg, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Hamburg, Germanymap
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  • created partial vacuum, proved light but not sound can pass through a vacuum[1]
  • 1626 m. Margarethe Alemann in Magdeburg[2]
  • m. Dorothea (2nd wife)[2]
  • son Hans Otto
  • buried in Ulrichskirche in Magdeburg[2]
  • son of Hans with 13 mayors in his line[3]


  1. "Landmarks." Discover. Nov 2002, Vol 23, No 11, p12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wikipedia: Otto von Guericke, accessed 25 July 2016
  3. Short biography: Otto von Guericke, found online via Wikipedia sources, translated via Google Chrome, accessed 25 July 2016

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