Hans Christian Ørsted, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hans Christian Ørsted

Danish physicist and chemist

Date of Birth: 14-Aug-1777

Place of Birth: Rudkøbing, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Date of Death: 09-Mar-1851

Profession: engineer, pharmacist, physicist, inventor, chemist, university teacher

Nationality: Denmark

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Hans Christian Ørsted

  • Hans Christian Ørsted ( UR-sted, Danish: [hæns k??æstjæn '???st?ð]; often rendered Oersted in English; 14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields, which was the first connection found between electricity and magnetism.
  • Oersted's law and the oersted (Oe) are named after him. A leader of the Danish Golden Age, Ørsted was a close friend of Hans Christian Andersen and the brother of politician and jurist Anders Sandøe Ørsted, who served as Prime Minister of Denmark from 1853 to 1854.

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