Gotthilf Hagen

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Gotthilf Heinrich Ludwig Hagen
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Born (1797-03-03)March 3, 1797
Königsberg, East Prussia
Died February 3, 1884(1884-02-03) (aged 86)
Berlin

Gotthilf Heinrich Ludwig Hagen (March 3, 1797 - February 3, 1884) was a German physicist and hydraulic engineer.

Hagen was born in Königsberg, East Prussia (today Kaliningrad, Russia). He studied mathematics, architecture, and civil engineering at the University of Königsberg. After his examination he became an appointee and was responsible for hydraulic engineering projects.

In 1824 the mercantile community of Königsberg hired him as a construction official (Germ. Baurat), in 1826 he became a harbor inspector in Pillau, and in 1830 he moved to Berlin, where he was involved in construction. He started teaching in Berlin in 1834.

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