Manfred von Ardenne
German politicianDied when: 90 years 126 days (1084 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Manfred von Ardenne (20 January 1907 – 26 May 1997) was a German researcher and applied physicist and inventor.He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medical technology, nuclear technology, plasma physics, and radio and television technology.
From 1928 to 1945, he directed his private research laboratory Forschungslaboratorium für Elektronenphysik.For ten years after World War II, he worked in the Soviet Union on their atomic bomb project and was awarded a Stalin Prize.
Upon his return to the then East Germany, he started another private laboratory, Forschungsinstitut Manfred von Ardenne.