Von Kleist

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Ewald-Heinrich Von Kleist-Schmenzin
... Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin (born 10 July 1922) is a former German Army officer and publisher ... A member of the von Kleist family, his parents were active in the German resistance against Adolf Hitler and participated in the 20 July Plot ...
History Of Electromagnetic Theory - 18th Century - Leyden Jar
... energy in large quantities, was invented independently by Ewald Georg von Kleist on 11 October 1744 and by Pieter van Musschenbroek in 1745—1746 at ... Capacitance was first observed by Von Kleist of Leyden in 1754 ... Von Kleist happened to hold, near his electric machine, a small bottle, in the neck of which there was an iron nail ...
Capacitator - History
... In October 1745, Ewald Georg von Kleist of Pomerania in Germany found that charge could be stored by connecting a high-voltage electrostatic generator by a ... Von Kleist's hand and the water acted as conductors, and the jar as a dielectric (although details of the mechanism were incorrectly identified at the time) ... Von Kleist found, after removing the generator, that touching the wire resulted in a painful spark ...

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