Arco, Georg, Graf von

PHYSICIST (GERMANY)
BORN 30 Aug 1869, Gross-Gorzütz, Oberschlesien (now: Gorzyce) - DIED 5 May 1940, Berlin
REAL NAME Georg Wilhelm Alexander Eugen Hans Deodat, Graf von Arco
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Heilig Geist, Gartenblock 5, Erbbegräbnis 20)

Son of Alexander, Graf von Arco. He studied with Adolf Staby at the Technischen Hochschule in Charlottenburg (now Berlin). In 1890 he became an officer in the army, but after three years he returned to the Technischen Hochschule. Together with Staby he conducted important research in the field of radiotelegraphy.

From 1903 until 1930 he was Technical Director of the Telefunken company. In 1923 he was one of the fouding members of the Gesellschaft der Freunde des Neuen Rußland (Society of Friends of New Russia). In 1930 he retired.

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991

Images

The grave of Georg, Graf von Arco at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)

 


Arden, Elizabeth

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 27 Jul 2014