Christian Doppler - Salzburg, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 47° 48.157 E 013° 02.595
33T E 353482 N 5296216
Quick Description: The house where Christian Doppler, an Austrian mathematician and physicist best known for his principle known as the Doppler effect, was born in Salzburg, Austria.
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 9/17/2014 4:13:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMMGH4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
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Long Description:
Christian Doppler was born in the house on the opposite side of the theater Landestheater between Markardplatz and Schwarzstraße. A plaque with text in German is located on the house. It reads:

Geburtshaus des Physikers
Christian Doppler
Entdecker des nach ihm benannten
astrophysischen Prinzips
Geb[oren] 29. November 1803 - gest[orben] 17. März 1853

Zu seinem hundertsten Geburtsfeste
die Gesellschaft für Salzburger Landeskunde

(English Translation]

Birthplace of the physicist
Christian Doppler
discoverer of the astrophysical
principle named after him
Born on November 29th, 1803 - died March 17th, 1853

In occasion of his 100th birthday
the Society for Salzburgian Regional Studies
Name of Famous Person: Christian Doppler

Physical Address: Makartplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

What is this person famous for?:
Christian Andreas Doppler was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle — known as the Doppler effect — that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. He used this concept to explain the color of binary stars. --Wikipedia


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Personal Experience:
We spent 2 days visiting Salzburg and passed this location first while on a bus tour. Then we made a point to walk by it when heading back to our hotel.


Other information about area: Not listed

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