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Guericke, Otto von

Line breaks: Otto von Gue|ricke
Pronunciation: /ˈgɛːrɪkə
  • (1602–86), German engineer and physicist. He was the first to investigate the properties of a vacuum, and he devised the Magdeburg hemispheres to demonstrate atmospheric pressure.

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