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Augusto Righi

1850 - 1920

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Augusto Righi (27 August 1850 – 8 June 1920) was an Italian physicist and a pioneer in the study of electromagnetism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Righi has received more than 51,319 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Augusto Righi is the 532nd most popular physicist (down from 502nd in 2019), the 2,923rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,632nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Augusto Righi ranks 532 out of 717Before him are Samuel T. Cohen, Yakir Aharonov, Dmitri Ivanenko, Georg Hermann Quincke, Woldemar Voigt, and Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski. After him are Antonio Pacinotti, James David Forbes, Brian Greene, Knut Ångström, Alfred Kleiner, and Alexis Thérèse Petit.

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Among people born in 1850, Augusto Righi ranks 68Before him are Charles Doolittle Walcott, Andrea Carlo Ferrari, José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, Frances Xavier Cabrini, Adolf Martens, and Woldemar Voigt. After him are Gregory VII of Constantinople, Victor Laloux, Spencer Gore, Anton Seidl, Francesco Tamagno, and Anastasia Golovina. Among people deceased in 1920, Augusto Righi ranks 75Before him are John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Pál Szinyei Merse, Wilhelm Pfeffer, Heinrich Lammasch, Jaan Poska, and Norman Lockyer. After him are Alexandru Macedonski, Nasrullah Khan, Edmund Barton, John Gilbert Baker, Moritz Cantor, and Dan Andersson.

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Among people born in Italy, Augusto Righi ranks 2,923 out of 4,668Before him are Giuseppe Rotunno (1923), Serena Grandi (1958), Pietro Grasso (1945), Giancarlo de' Medici (1611), Giuseppe Prinzi (1825), and Crescenzio Sepe (1943). After him are Paolo Soleri (1919), Stephan El Shaarawy (1992), Antonio Pacinotti (1841), Tino di Camaino (1285), Ferrante III Gonzaga, Duke of Guastalla (1618), and Giovanni I Cornaro (1551).


Among physicists born in Italy, Augusto Righi ranks 27Before him are Giovanni Poleni (1683), Edoardo Amaldi (1908), Giovanni Battista Beccaria (1716), Nicola Cabibbo (1935), Macedonio Melloni (1798), and Carlo Rovelli (1956). After him are Antonio Pacinotti (1841), Giuseppe Occhialini (1907), Fabiola Gianotti (1960), Giovanni Giorgi (1871), Franco Rasetti (1901), and Tullio Regge (1931).