Otto von Guericke and his air pump. From "Mechanica-Hydraulico-pneumatica" by Gaspar Schott. Published, 1657. Otto von Guericke (1602-1686) was a German scientist, inventor, and politician. His major scientific achievements were the establishment of the physics of vacuums, the discovery of an experimental method for clearly demonstrating electrostatic repulsion, and his advocacy of the reality of action at a distance and of absolute space.

Otto von Guericke and his air pump. From "Mechanica-Hydraulico-pneumatica" by Gaspar Schott. Published, 1657. Otto von Guericke (1602-1686) was a German scientist, inventor, and politician. His major scientific achievements were the establishment of the physics of vacuums, the discovery of an experimental method for clearly demonstrating electrostatic repulsion, and his advocacy of the reality of action at a distance and of absolute space. Stock Photo
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Otto von Guericke and Air-Pump, 1657