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 helium-filled 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 650,007 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Auguste Piccard is the 115th most popular physicist (up from 151st in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 51st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss 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 115 out of 721Before him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel, François Arago, John Bardeen, Arno Allan Penzias, Igor Tamm, and Kip Thorne. After him are Felix Bloch, Henry Moseley, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, and Walther Bothe.

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Among people born in 1884, Auguste Piccard ranks 17Before him are Édouard Daladier, Peter Debye, Franz Halder, Walther von Reichenau, Gaston Bachelard, and Theodor Heuss. After him are Hermann Rorschach, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Lion Feuchtwanger, Casimir Funk, and Edward Sapir. Among people deceased in 1962, Auguste Piccard ranks 15Before him are Lucky Luciano, Yves Klein, Georges Bataille, Arthur Compton, Gaston Bachelard, and Princess Marie Bonaparte. After him are Stuart Sutcliffe, Michael Curtiz, Hans Luther, Vasily Stalin, Fritz Kreisler, and Natalia Goncharova.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Auguste Piccard ranks 41 out of 749Before him are Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Élie Ducommun (1833), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Ursula Andress (1936), and Henry Fuseli (1741). After him are Hermann Rorschach (1884), Adelaide of Italy (931), Felix Bloch (1905), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Johannes Itten (1888), and Aga Khan IV (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Auguste Piccard ranks 3Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861) and Johann Jakob Balmer (1825). After him are Felix Bloch (1905), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Ami Argand (1750), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Paul Scherrer (1890).