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Dove Heinrich Wilhelm

Dove, Heinrich Wilhelm (1803-1879), a German man of science, was born at Liegnitz in Silesia, and studied at Breslau and Berlin, where he graduated doctor in 1826. He became a professor at Berlin in 1829, and was afterwards made member of the Academy of Sciences and Director of Prussian Observatories. He threw much light upon the laws of climate and meteorological phenomena, Among his works are Meteorological Researches (1837), The Distribution off Heat on the Earth's Surface (1852), Law of Storms (1857). He also wrote upon Electricity, the Theory of Colours, and many kindred subjects.