Auguste Piccard

1884 - 1962

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Auguste Antoine Piccard (28 January 1884 – 24 March 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer known for his record-breaking hydrogen balloon flights, with which he studied the Earth's upper atmosphere. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Auguste Piccard has received more than 729,348 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Auguste Piccard is the 117th most popular physicist (down from 115th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 41st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Physicist.

Auguste Piccard was a Swiss physicist and inventor. He is most famous for his invention of the bathyscaphe, a deep-sea submersible vessel.

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Among physicists, Auguste Piccard ranks 117 out of 717Before him are Edward Victor Appleton, Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, George Paget Thomson, Ernst Abbe, and Aage Bohr. After him are Heinrich Rohrer, François Arago, Walter Houser Brattain, C. F. Powell, Pavel Cherenkov, and Owen Chamberlain.

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Among people born in 1884, Auguste Piccard ranks 17Before him are Peter Debye, Max Brod, Franz Halder, Theodor Heuss, Theodor Svedberg, and Gaston Bachelard. After him are Walther von Reichenau, Hermann Rorschach, Friedrich Bergius, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, and Lion Feuchtwanger. Among people deceased in 1962, Auguste Piccard ranks 14Before him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, Arthur Compton, and Gaston Bachelard. After him are Princess Marie Bonaparte, Vasily Stalin, Natalia Goncharova, Hans Luther, Fritz Kreisler, and Stuart Sutcliffe.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Auguste Piccard ranks 39 out of 876Before him are Jacob Bernoulli (1654), Adelaide of Italy (931), Karl Barth (1886), Johannes Itten (1888), Eugen Bleuler (1857), and Emil Theodor Kocher (1841). After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Benjamin Constant (1767), Henry Fuseli (1741), Hermann Rorschach (1884), Albert I of Germany (1255), and Robert Walser (1878).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Auguste Piccard ranks 2Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861). After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Felix Bloch (1905), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), K. Alex Müller (1927), Ami Argand (1750), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), and Alfred Kleiner (1849).