Ernst Mach – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Ernst Mach died at age 78, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding physicist Ernst Mach's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

German scientist who said,’The theory of relativity is just as unacceptable to me as, say, the existence of the atom or other such dogmas.’ He spent much of his career studying shock waves and his rejection of Newton’s theory predated Einstein.

He was criticized by Max Planck for ignoring the existence of atoms, which he saw as incompatible with physics.

The speed of sound is named Mach in his honor.

How did Ernst Mach die?

After spending three years as Professor of Mathematics at Graz, he received a Chair at Prague where he stayed until 1895. For the next six years, Mach occupied a Chair in the History and Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences at Vienna. He suffered a stroke in 1898 and retired in 1901. He died near Munich in 1916.

Information about the death of Ernst Mach
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death78 years
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1838
Death dateFebruary 19, 1916
Place of deathMunich, Germany
Place of burialN/A


"My table is now brightly, now dimly lighted. Its temperature varies. It may receive an ink stain. One of its legs may be broken. It may be repaired, polished, and replaced part by part. But, for me, it remains the table at which I daily write."

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"The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind."

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"If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us."

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"Bodies do not produce sensations, but complexes of elements (complexes of sensations) make up bodies."

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"Physics is experience, arranged in economical order."

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