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Max Planck, who will become one of the prime movers of quantum physics, is born in Kiel, Germany

04/23/1858

Max Planck, the sixth child of a third generation university professor, is born in Kiel, Germany where his father is teaching. Max will go to become a professor of physics, play the key role in developing the the theory of quantum mechanics, and emerge as perhaps the leading physicist of the nineteenth century (By John Osborne)

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J. L. Heilbron, The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000), 1-3.

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