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Anders Jonas Ångström

1814 - 1874

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Anders Jonas Ångström (Swedish: [ˈânːdɛʂ ˈjûːnas ˈɔ̂ŋːstrœm]; 13 August 1814 – 21 June 1874) was a Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy.Ångström is also well known for his studies of astrophysics, heat transfer, terrestrial magnetism, and the aurora borealis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anders Jonas Ångström has received more than 170,603 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Anders Jonas Ångström is the 113th most popular physicist (down from 99th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 54th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Physicist.

Anders Ångström is most famous for his discovery of the Ångström unit, a measurement of length.

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Among physicists, Anders Jonas Ångström ranks 113 out of 717Before him are Javier Solana, Victor Francis Hess, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, J. Hans D. Jensen, Edward Victor Appleton, and Julius von Mayer. After him are George Paget Thomson, Ernst Abbe, Aage Bohr, Auguste Piccard, Heinrich Rohrer, and François Arago.

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Among people born in 1814, Anders Jonas Ångström ranks 9Before him are Taras Shevchenko, Samuel Colt, Mikhail Lermontov, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Adolphe Sax, and Julius von Mayer. After him are Henri Nestlé, Hong Xiuquan, Jenny von Westphalen, James Joseph Sylvester, Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours, and Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies. Among people deceased in 1874, Anders Jonas Ångström ranks 2Before him is Millard Fillmore. After him are Jules Michelet, Adolphe Quetelet, François Guizot, David Strauss, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, Johann Philipp Reis, Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, Cochise, and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Anders Jonas Ångström ranks 65 out of 1,612Before him are Björn Borg (1956), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), and Folke Bernadotte (1895). After him are Carl Larsson (1853), Keke Rosberg (1948), Eric IX of Sweden (1120), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Ronnie Peterson (1944), and Marie Fredriksson (1958).

Among PHYSICISTS In Sweden

Among physicists born in Sweden, Anders Jonas Ångström ranks 2Before him are Manne Siegbahn (1886). After him are Hannes Alfvén (1908), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Johannes Rydberg (1854), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Oskar Klein (1894), Christopher Polhem (1661), Knut Ångström (1857), Bert Bolin (1925), and Vagn Walfrid Ekman (1874).