Carl Paul Gottfried Linde was born in Berndorf, Kingdom of Bavaria back in 1842. In 1854, the family moved to Munich, Germany. In 1862, he entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. He was expelled in 1864, for participating in a student protest.
In 1868, a new university was opening in Munich, he applied for a job as a lecturer and was accepted. In 1879, he quit and opened up his own business moving to Wiesbaden, Germany. His business was a good one, in fact we all use it today. He moved back to Munich in 1888, taking up a professorship but it didn’t last long. In 1897, he was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown. He died in 1934, he was 92.
What you may not know about Carl is that he discovered a refrigeration cycle and invented the first industrial-scale air separation and gas liquefaction process which led to the refrigerator in 1876. He was knighted in 1897 as Ritter von Linde.
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