Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
WILHELM CONRAD RÖNTGEN (1845-1923) was born in Lennep, Rhineland and received his early education in Holland. He studied in Utrecht and Zurich, where he received his Ph.D. degree. In 1885 he went to Würzburg as professor of physics and director of the institute of physics. Here he discovered in 1895, the Röntgen Rays-one of the greatest discoveries in physics and a discovery of great value to medicine.