Ernst Mach’s Death – What Happened?

Ernst Mach Death

The physicist Ernst Mach passed away at age 78, respectable.

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


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

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"Personally, people know themselves very poorly."

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"The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies."

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