7 in German History
January 7, 1742
Birth of the enlightenment philosopher, Christian Garve. Garve was a
professor at the University of Leipzig. He was noted as a moral philosopher
and the translator to German of Cicero's De Officiis and the works
of Edmund Burke and Adam Smith.
January 7, 1830
Birth of Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) in Solingen, Germany. Bierstadt immigrated
to the U.S.A. and became a very popular painter with grandiose scenes
of the American West. He was a part of the "Hudson River School".
January 7, 1890
Death of Maria Luise Augusta Katharina in Berlin, Germany. She was the
Empress of the German Reich after 1871 as the wife of Wilhelm I. Her son
became Emperor Friedrich III.
January 7, 1893
Death of Josef Stefan in Vienna, Austria. Stefan was a physicist at the
University of Vienna. He concluded a law of physics through empirical
studies, the Stefan-Boltzmann law. According to that law a blackbody has
a radiant energy proportional to the fourth power of its temperature.
The Boltzmann in the Stefan-Boltzmann law was another Austrian who proved
the law theoretically.
January 7, 1918
Death of Julius Wellhausen in Gottingen, Germany. Wellhausen was a Biblical
scholar who was a professor of Old Testament at the University of Greifswald.
He is most known for his work on the Pentateuch.
January 7, 1956
Birth of the actor, Uwe Ochsenknecht. He played in Die Straße,
Derrick, Tatort, Das Boot, Manner and Schtonk.
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