Austrian physicist and philosopher. Ernst Mach Ernst Waldfried Joseph Wenzel Mach was born on February 18, 1838, in what is now part of the Czech Republic. Young Mach performed so poorly as a student that after only a year, he was not allowed to return to the school near Vienna where he was studying. Since his father Johann was a teacher, Mach was able to continue his education at home, and enrolled in the University of Vienna when he was seventeen years old....
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.