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Prince Boris Borisovich Galitzine (b. St. Petersburg, February 18 (O.S.) or March 2 (N.S.), 1862; d. near Petrograd, May 4 (O.S.) or May 17 (N.S.), 1916) was a prominent Russian physicist who invented the first electromagnetic seismograph in 1906. He was one of the founders of modern Seismology. In 1911 he was chosen to be the president of the International Sesmiology Association. He belonged to the Galitzine family, one of the leading noble houses of Imperial Russia.



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