Charles Proteus Steinmetz
Electrical engineer, Inventor
1865 – 1923
Who was Charles Proteus Steinmetz?
Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ground-breaking discoveries in the understanding of hysteresis that enabled engineers to design better electromagnetic apparatus equipment including especially electric motors for use in industry.
Steinmetz was born as Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz into a Jewish family in Breslau, Province of Silesia. Steinmetz suffered from dwarfism, hunchback, and hip dysplasia, as did his father and grandfather. Steinmetz attended Johannes Gymnasium and astonished his teachers with his proficiency in mathematics and physics.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Charles Proteus Steinmetz." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 Dec. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/charles_proteus_steinmetz>.