Charles Francis Richter bio

Birth Name: Charles Francis Richter

Occupation: Geologist

Place Of Birth: Ohio

Date Of Birth: April 26, 1900

Date Of Death: September 30, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Charles Francis Richter was born on the 26th of April, 1900. He was best known for being a Geologist. Seismologist who created the famous Richter Scale, which describes the magnitude of seismic events. He served as a Professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1958 to 1970 and wrote the influential book Elementary Siesmology.

Charles Francis Richter was born in Ohio. He moved with his mother and grandfather to California in 1909 and later earned his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He developed building codes for structures in earthquake-heavy areas, which helped lessen the damage caused by events like the San Fernando earthquake of 1971.

Charles Francis Richter was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Charles Francis Richter is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Charles Francis Richter was born in the Year of the Rat.

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REAL NAME: Charles Francis Richter
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Charles Francis Richter was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Charles Francis Richter was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Charles Francis Richter had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Charles Francis Richter’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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