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Christoph Scheiner

1575 - 1650

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Christoph Scheiner SJ (25 July 1573 (or 1575) – 18 June 1650) was a Jesuit priest, physicist and astronomer in Ingolstadt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christoph Scheiner has received more than 109,819 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Christoph Scheiner is the 320th most popular physicist (up from 321st in 2019), the 1,537th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,529th in 2019) and the 46th most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Christoph Scheiner ranks 320 out of 717Before him are John Stewart Bell, Marguerite Perey, Nathan Rosen, Otto Schmidt, Daniel C. Tsui, and Qian Xuesen. After him are John Mauchly, Yakov Zeldovich, James Jeans, Frank Wilczek, Bruno Pontecorvo, and Gaston Planté.

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Among people born in 1575, Christoph Scheiner ranks 8Before him are Guido Reni, Jakob Böhme, Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Concino Concini, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, and Antoine de Montchrestien. After him are John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Diego, Prince of Asturias, Vittoria Aleotti, Francesco Molin, Lady Arbella Stuart, and Taranatha. Among people deceased in 1650, Christoph Scheiner ranks 7Before him are René Descartes, William II, Prince of Orange, Dorgon, Tukaram, Matthäus Merian, and Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency. After him are Bernhardus Varenius, Catalina de Erauso, Claude Favre de Vaugelas, İbrahim Peçevi, and Jean Rotrou.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christoph Scheiner ranks 1,537 out of 6,142Before him are Ferdinand Ries (1784), Erich Naumann (1905), Ernst Engel (1821), Walter Warlimont (1894), Thomas Kretschmann (1962), and Hemma (800). After him are Conrad Celtes (1459), Carl Schuhmann (1869), Peter Minuit (1589), Johann Jacob Schweppe (1740), Andreas Sigismund Marggraf (1709), and Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Christoph Scheiner ranks 46Before him are Jack Steinberger (1921), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Ernst Chladni (1756), Friedrich Hund (1896), and Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949). After him are Pascual Jordan (1902), August Kundt (1839), Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824), Moritz von Jacobi (1801), Manfred von Ardenne (1907), and Heinrich Geißler (1814).