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Braun

[broun; German broun] /braʊn; German braʊn/
noun
1.
Eva
[ee-vuh;; German ey-vah] /ˈi və;; German ˈeɪ vɑ/ (Show IPA),
1912–45, mistress of Adolf Hitler.
2.
Karl Ferdinand
[kahrl fur-dn-and;; German kahrl fer-dee-nahnt] /kɑrl ˈfɜr dnˌænd;; German kɑrl ˈfɛr diˌnɑnt/ (Show IPA),
1850–1918, German physicist and specialist in wireless telegraphy: Nobel Prize in Physics 1909.
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Wernher von
[vair-ner von,, vur-,, wur-;; German ver-nuh r fuh n] /ˈvɛər nər vɒn,, ˈvɜr-,, ˈwɜr-;; German ˈvɛr nər fən/ (Show IPA),
1912–77, German rocket engineer, in U.S. after 1945.
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Braun

/German braun/
noun
1.
Eva (ˈeːfa). 1910–45, Adolf Hitler's mistress, whom he married shortly before their suicides in 1945
2.
Karl Ferdinand. 1850–1918, German physicist, who invented crystal diodes (leading to the development of crystal radio) and the oscilloscope. He shared the Nobel prize for physics (1909) with Marconi
3.
See (Wernher) von Braun
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Braun

German manufacturing company, named for founder Max Braun, mechanical engineer in Frankfurt am Main (1921).

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