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Auguste Bravais

1811 - 1863

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Auguste Bravais (French pronunciation: ​[oɡyst bʁavɛ]; 23 August 1811, Annonay, Ardèche – 30 March 1863, Le Chesnay, France) was a French physicist known for his work in crystallography, the conception of Bravais lattices, and the formulation of Bravais law. Bravais also studied magnetism, the northern lights, meteorology, geobotany, phyllotaxis, astronomy, statistics and hydrography. He studied at the Collège Stanislas in Paris before joining the École Polytechnique in 1829, where he was a classmate of groundbreaking mathematician Évariste Galois, whom Bravais actually beat in a scholastic mathematics competition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Bravais has received more than 73,669 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Auguste Bravais is the 411th most popular physicist (down from 385th in 2019), the 2,607th most popular biography from France (down from 2,314th in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Auguste Bravais ranks 411 out of 717Before him are Jurij Vega, Marietta Blau, Gabriele Veneziano, Carlo Matteucci, Louis Harold Gray, and Samuel Goudsmit. After him are Douglas Hofstadter, Erich Hückel, Homi J. Bhabha, Federico Faggin, Yoshio Nishina, and Meghnad Saha.

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Among people born in 1811, Auguste Bravais ranks 32Before him are Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain, Sengge Rinchen, Ditlev Gothard Monrad, Carlo Matteucci, Karel Jaromír Erben, and Édouard René de Laboulaye. After him are Otto Hesse, Raden Saleh, Émilie de Villeneuve, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Mohammad Afzal Khan, and Joseph Cafasso. Among people deceased in 1863, Auguste Bravais ranks 23Before him are Radama II, Sam Houston, Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este, Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony, Mangas Coloradas, and Eilhard Mitscherlich. After him are Peter Andreas Munch, Kamehameha IV, Giovanni Battista Amici, Alexander Karl, Duke of Anhalt-Bernburg, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, and Robert Gould Shaw.

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In France

Among people born in France, Auguste Bravais ranks 2,607 out of 6,011Before him are Marguerite Gérard (1761), Zizi Jeanmaire (1924), Pōmare IV (1813), Jean Astruc (1684), René Grousset (1885), and Nicolas Gombert (1495). After him are Charles, Count of Soissons (1566), Pierre Fauchard (1679), Guy Ligier (1930), Paul Émile Chabas (1869), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), and Jean-Pierre Marielle (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Auguste Bravais ranks 46Before him are Léon Brillouin (1889), Maurice de Broglie (1875), Henri Tresca (1814), Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval (1851), Louis Poinsot (1777), and Louis Paul Cailletet (1832). After him are Jules Jamin (1818), Alain Aspect (1947), Marie Alfred Cornu (1841), Gaspard de Prony (1755), Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille (1797), and Jacques Babinet (1794).