Bamberg, Carl

BORN 12 Jul 1847, Kranichfeld, Thüringen - DIED 4 Jun 1892, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Bamberg, Johann Carl Wilhelm Anton
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Schöneberg III, Stubenrauchstraße 43-45 (7-33/35)

Carl Bamberg was the son of the clock maker Heinrich Bamberg. He was a pupil of Carl Zeiss in Jena from 1862 to 1866 and attended lectures by Ernst Abbe and Hermann Schäffer at Jena University. He worked for Zeiss and studied at the university for a while, where Ernst Haeckel and Karl snell were among his teachers. In 1869 he went to Berlin where he attended further lectures at the university.

In 1871 he founded his own company and he produced a Kathetometer for Wilhelm Foerster's observatory. Subsequently he produced many devices for the imperial navy. He created a floating compass that compensated for vibrations in steamships. In 1874 he married Emma Roux from Jena.

He produced further instruments for the observatory in Düsseldorf and the Urania in Berlin. After his death in 1892 his company was continued by Emma until 1904, when their son Paul Adolf Bamberg (1886-1946) took over the management.


The grave of Carl Bamberg at the Dritte Schöneberger Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (15 Nov 2004)


Carl Bamberg – Wikipedia

Bancroft, Anne

Published: 30 Sep 2018
Last update: 03 Jan 2022