Scherbius, Arthur

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Scherbius, Arthur Gender: M
Jacob Ludolf Arthur Scherbius
born on 30 October 1878 at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°26' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°08 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°59'

Arthur Scherbius (1913)


German electrical engineer, inventor and pioneer who invented the famous mechanical cipher Enigma machine. He patented the invention, and later sold the machine under the brand name Enigma. Widely considered as the most sophisticated cipher machine in Human history with 159 Quintilian (158,962,555,217,826,360,000) different combinations of characters & numbers.

Scherbius offered unequaled opportunities and showed the importance of cryptography to military and civil intelligence.

He died on 13 May 1929, aged 50, in Berlin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives: "nachts um zwölf Uhr" (at twelve o'clock at night).


  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Enigma machine)