Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Electrical engineer, Inventor

1865 – 1923

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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.

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Born
Apr 9, 1865
Wrocław
Religion
  • Unitarian Universalism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Wrocław University
Lived in
  • Wrocław
Died
Oct 26, 1923
Vale Cemetery and Vale Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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