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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 298,752 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Christian Doppler is the 47th most popular physicist (up from 50th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Austria (down from 54th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Austrian 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 47 out of 721Before him are Léon Foucault, Philipp Lenard, Ludwig Boltzmann, Paul Dirac, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Johannes Diderik van der Waals. After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, William Gilbert, Georges Lemaître, James Chadwick, Otto von Guericke, and Wilhelm Wien.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1803, Christian Doppler ranks 3Before him are Hector Berlioz and Ralph Waldo Emerson. After him are Prosper Mérimée, Justus von Liebig, Adolphe Adam, Maria Anna of Savoy, Gottfried Semper, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Albrecht von Roon, Fyodor Tyutchev, and Flora Tristan. Among people deceased in 1853, Christian Doppler ranks 1After him are François Arago, Ludwig Tieck, Maria II of Portugal, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Matteo Carcassi, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Christian Leopold von Buch, Leopold Gmelin, and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Christian Doppler ranks 61 out of 1,075Before him are Emil Cioran (1911), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Otto von Habsburg (1912), Martin Buber (1878), and Anton Webern (1883). After him are Alois Hitler (1837), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Robert Musil (1880), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Alban Berg (1885), and Billy Wilder (1906).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Christian Doppler ranks 5Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), and Ludwig Boltzmann (1844). After him are Victor Francis Hess (1883), Fritjof Capra (1939), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Marietta Blau (1894).