Charles Édouard Guillaume

1861 - 1938

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Charles Édouard Guillaume (15 February 1861, in Fleurier, Switzerland – 13 May 1938, in Sèvres, France) was a Swiss physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1920 in recognition of the service he had rendered to precision measurements in physics by his discovery of anomalies in nickel steel alloys. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Édouard Guillaume has received more than 124,751 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Charles Édouard Guillaume is the 57th most popular physicist (up from 92nd in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 28th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Physicist.

Charles Édouard Guillaume was a French physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the electromagnetic waves that are used in radio communications.

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Over the past year Charles Édouard Guillaume has had the most page views in the with 12,687 views, followed by French (3,167), and Czech (3,160). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (453.28%), Czech (172.41%), and Haitian (130.90%)


Among physicists, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 57 out of 851Before him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Wilhelm Wien, Ernst Mach, Gabriel Lippmann, and Thomas Young. After him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, Robert Andrews Millikan, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Otto Stern, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.

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Among people born in 1861, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 7Before him are Rabindranath Tagore, Mehmed VI, Rudolf Steiner, Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Georges Méliès. After him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Victor Horta, Erich von Falkenhayn, Georgy Lvov, Alfred North Whitehead, and Halford Mackinder. Among people deceased in 1938, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 5Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Edmund Husserl, Karel Čapek, and Georges Méliès. After him are Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, and Faustina Kowalska.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 18 out of 1,015Before him are Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Paul Klee (1879), Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1945), Charles Albert Gobat (1843), Johanna Spyri (1827), and Francesco Borromini (1599). After him are Johann Bernoulli (1667), Alberto Giacometti (1901), Albert Hofmann (1906), Carl Spitteler (1845), Élie Ducommun (1833), and Bruno Ganz (1941).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 1After him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Felix Bloch (1905), Auguste Piccard (1884), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Ami Argand (1750), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Raoul Pictet (1846), Walther Ritz (1878), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), and Alfred Kleiner (1849).