Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert

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Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert
Born (1769-08-12)12 August 1769
Died 7 March 1824(1824-03-07) (aged 54)
Residence Leipzig
Citizenship German
Alma mater University of Halle
Known for Annalen der Physik
Scientific career
Fields Physics, Chemistry
Institutions University of Leipzig

Ludwig Wilhelm Gilbert (12 August 1769 – 7 March 1824)[1] was a German physicist and chemist, and professor of physics at the University of Leipzig. From 1799-1824 he published the "Annalen der Physik", of which Poggendorffs "Annalen der Physik und Chemie" was a continuation.[2]


Gilbert was born in Berlin. After studying mathematics and geography in the University of Halle, he was appointed as professor in 1795. In 1811, he was appointed as professor of physics at the University of Leipzig, and remained in that post until his death. He died in Leipzig.[1]

Since 1816 he had been a correspondent of the Royal Institute of the Netherlands.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Gilbert: Ludwig Wilhelm G". Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. 1879. Retrieved 2009-09-30. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 1153-1154 (Nordisk familjebok / Uggleupplagan. 9. Fruktodling - Gossensass)
  3. ^ "L.W. Gilbert (1769 - 1824)". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 


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