Wilhelm Roentgen

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  • Born in Lennep, in the Lower Rhine Province of Germany

    In Lennep, in the Lower Rhine Province of Germany
  • Attended University of Utrecth but was unable to study physics

  • Attented University of Zurich and got Ph.D

    He studied under German physicists Rudolf Clausius and August Kundt.
  • Married Anna Bertha Ludwig

  • At Strasbourg he was appointed a privatdozent at the University.

    He had follewed Kundt to University of Stasbourg to be his assistant.
  • Accepted a position as a professor of physics at the Hohenheim Agricultural Academy

  • Returned to Strasbourg as an associate professor of physics

    accustomed in Strasbourg, however, he returned there in 1876 as associate professor of physics.
  • Adopted Anna's niece, Josephine Bertha Lugwig

  • Discovered X-rays

  • Made first X-ray photograph, a picture of his wife's hand

    Six days earlier, he had made the world's first X-ray photograph, a picture of his wife's hand.
  • Awarded the Prussian Order of the Crown, Second Class, by the Kaiser

  • First Nobel Prize in physics

  • Died

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    Appointed professor of physics at the University of Giessen in Germany