Charles Wheatstone

1802 - 1875

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Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS FRSE DCL LLD (6 February 1802 – 19 October 1875), was an English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era, including the English concertina, the stereoscope (a device for displaying three-dimensional images), and the Playfair cipher (an encryption technique). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Wheatstone has received more than 374,525 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Charles Wheatstone is the 270th most popular physicist (down from 242nd in 2019), the 905th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 671st in 2019) and the 39th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, Charles Wheatstone ranks 270 out of 721. Before him are Theodor W. Hänsch, Ernest Walton, Makoto Kobayashi, Brian Josephson, Serge Haroche, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. After him are Pierre Louis Dulong, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Klaus von Klitzing, Andre Geim, Jan Ingenhousz, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.

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Among people born in 1802, Charles Wheatstone ranks 14Before him are Elias Lönnrot, Wilhelm Hauff, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, Antoine Jérôme Balard, and Germain Henri Hess. After him are Nikolaus Lenau, Hermann Goldschmidt, Husein Gradaščević, Pavel Nakhimov, Alcide d'Orbigny, and Charles Auguste de Bériot. Among people deceased in 1875, Charles Wheatstone ranks 20Before him are 12th Dalai Lama, Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, Amalia of Oldenburg, Francis V, Duke of Modena, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, and Pierre Larousse. After him are Heinrich Schwabe, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Jacques Paul Migne, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Eduard Mörike, and Duchenne de Boulogne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Wheatstone ranks 905 out of 6,924. Before him are Slash (1965), Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Kiefer Sutherland (1966), Brian Cox (1946), Ginger Baker (1939), and Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton (1850). After him are Owen Tudor (1400), Robert Browning (1812), Charles Spearman (1863), Ewan McGregor (1971), Steve Harris (1956), and Ruth Rendell (1930).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Charles Wheatstone ranks 39Before him are Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Patrick Blackett (1897), John Kendrew (1917), Peter Mansfield (1933), Andrew Huxley (1917), and Brian Josephson (1940). After him are Stephen Hales (1677), William Whewell (1794), John Stewart Bell (1928), James Jeans (1877), J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), and John Henry Poynting (1852).