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Christian Doppler

1803 - 1853

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Christian Andreas Doppler ( (German: [ˈdɔplɐ]; 29 November 1803 – 17 March 1853) was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle – known as the Doppler effect – that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Doppler has received more than 329,413 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Christian Doppler is the 50th most popular physicist (down from 47th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Austria (up from 61st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Physicist.

Christian Doppler is most famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect. The Doppler effect is the change in frequency and wavelength of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Christian Doppler ranks 50 out of 717Before him are Andrei Sakharov, Thomas Young, James Chadwick, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Hermann von Helmholtz. After him are Wilhelm Wien, Georges Lemaître, Philipp Lenard, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Max Born, and J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1803, Christian Doppler ranks 2Before him is Hector Berlioz. After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Justus von Liebig, Prosper Mérimée, Adolphe Adam, Maria Anna of Savoy, Gottfried Semper, Fyodor Tyutchev, Albrecht von Roon, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Flora Tristan. Among people deceased in 1853, Christian Doppler ranks 1After him are Maria II of Portugal, François Arago, Ludwig Tieck, Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Bezmiâlem Sultan, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Matteo Carcassi, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Christian Doppler ranks 59 out of 1,237Before him are Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), and Peter Handke (1942). After him are Archduchess Gisela of Austria (1856), Maria Carolina of Austria (1752), Anton Webern (1883), Peter Drucker (1909), Josef Bican (1913), and Fritz Lang (1890).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Christian Doppler ranks 5Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844). After him are Victor Francis Hess (1883), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marietta Blau (1894), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).