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André-Marie Ampère

1775 - 1836

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André-Marie Ampère (UK: , US: ; French: [ɑ̃pɛʁ]; 20 January 1775 – 10 June 1836) was a French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as "electrodynamics". He is also the inventor of numerous applications, such as the solenoid (a term coined by him) and the electrical telegraph. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of André-Marie Ampère has received more than 928,109 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). André-Marie Ampère is the 11th most popular physicist (down from 10th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from France (down from 43rd in 2019) and the most popular French Physicist.

André-Marie Ampère is most famous for his work in electromagnetism. He was the first to propose that electricity and magnetism are two aspects of the same phenomenon.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, André-Marie Ampère ranks 11 out of 721. Before him are Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, and James Prescott Joule. After him are Ernest Rutherford, James Clerk Maxwell, Robert Hooke, Werner Heisenberg, Evangelista Torricelli, and Henri Becquerel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1775, André-Marie Ampère ranks 2Before him is Jane Austen. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, J. M. W. Turner, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, Lucien Bonaparte, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and Étienne-Louis Malus. Among people deceased in 1836, André-Marie Ampère ranks 1After him are Charles X of France, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, James Madison, Letizia Ramolino, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, William Godwin, Davy Crockett, Maria Malibran, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Claude-Louis Navier, and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.

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In France

Among people born in France, André-Marie Ampère ranks 50 out of 5,234. Before him are Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Claude Debussy (1862), Claudius (-10), Michel de Montaigne (1533), and Gustave Flaubert (1821). After him are Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Edgar Degas (1834), and Georges Bizet (1838).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, André-Marie Ampère ranks 1After him are Henri Becquerel (1852), Pierre Curie (1859), Louis de Broglie (1892), Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774).