Carl Paul Gottfried Linde

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Comments (15)

Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And we think of it as a necessity today.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 16, 2021 04:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - it's interesting to see the history of what we now consider a necessity.  

Jun 16, 2021 04:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, James. I had no idea refrigeration went that far back in history.

Jun 16, 2021 04:28 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The refrigerator is something that everyone has these days and we rely upon it heavily.

Jun 16, 2021 04:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. I knew where this one was going. The problem is I know not why. Enjoy your day.

Jun 16, 2021 05:10 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

James - what did we ever do without this.  How did we have an ice box in a hot climate.

Jun 16, 2021 05:13 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Very interesting on thr Refrig invention in Germany.  Si ironic, in all the places we lived off base in Germany, all had the mini-frigs. No need for the big, bulky ones us Americans had. thanks for the post.  Enjoy your Wednesday.  Bill Salvatore 

Jun 16, 2021 05:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

We certainly indebted to Carl. The fridge sure beats a celler with an ice box in it and with the current heat wave I can not immagine no AC which works on the same principal James Dray .

Jun 16, 2021 05:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Where would we be with refrigeration.  Sitll having an iceman with big blocks of ice, and without A/C?  A

Jun 16, 2021 06:51 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. With the heat wave I have this week, I am grateful for that fellow

Jun 16, 2021 08:03 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I didn't realize refrigeration was that far back!

Jun 16, 2021 08:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

An impressive, and much needed, invention for sure. Look how far we've come.

Jun 16, 2021 08:53 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

92 years old, that man had an amazing life, and it spanned quite a turbulent time in Germany.

Jun 16, 2021 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- where would we be without our refrigerators?    Nice that he lead a long and productive life. 

Jun 16, 2021 11:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This must be the cold hard truth, right James Dray 

Jun 16, 2021 08:33 PM