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Death of the German physicist Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711–1753), who was shocked by lightning during one of their thunderstorm electrical experiments in Saint Petersburg.

Physicist Georg Wilhelm Richmann was born on July 11, 1711. He was killed by lightning while experimenting with electricity (the first recorded death by electrical experimentation, but certainly not the last).




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