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 85,502 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Charles Édouard Guillaume is the 73rd most popular physicist (down from 68th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 19th 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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Among physicists, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 73 out of 721. Before him are Lev Landau, Carl Zeiss, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Joseph von Fraunhofer, and Emil Lenz. After him are Peter Higgs, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, George Gamow, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Victor Francis Hess, and Albert A. Michelson.

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Among people born in 1861, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 10Before him are Fridtjof Nansen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Georges Méliès, James Naismith, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, and Victor Horta. After him are Erich von Falkenhayn, Alfred North Whitehead, Robert Bosch, Halford Mackinder, Georgy Lvov, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. Among people deceased in 1938, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 11Before him are Karel Čapek, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nikolai Bukharin, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, and Kanō Jigorō. After him are Karl Kautsky, Robert Johnson, Thomas Wolfe, Carl von Ossietzky, Alexei Rykov, and Genrikh Yagoda.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 28 out of 749. Before him are Jacob Burckhardt (1818), Arnold Böcklin (1827), Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926), Albert I of Germany (1255), Jacques Necker (1732), and Erich von Däniken (1935). After him are Conrad Gessner (1516), Benjamin Constant (1767), Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Eugen Bleuler (1857), and Jacob Bernoulli (1654).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Charles Édouard Guillaume ranks 1After him are Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), Auguste Piccard (1884), 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).