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Christopher Polhem

1661 - 1751

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Christopher Polhammar (18 December 1661 – 30 August 1751) better known as Christopher Polhem (listen ), which he took after his ennoblement in 1716, was a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist. He made significant contributions to the economic and industrial development of Sweden, particularly mining. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Polhem has received more than 85,153 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Christopher Polhem is the 395th most popular physicist (up from 403rd in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Sweden (up from 332nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swedish Physicist.

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Among physicists, Christopher Polhem ranks 395 out of 717Before him are Christian Bohr, Louis Paul Cailletet, Duncan Haldane, Hendrik Casimir, Leonard Susskind, and Jacob Bekenstein. After him are Hantaro Nagaoka, William Watson, Georgy Flyorov, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Victor Weisskopf, and John Kerr.

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Among people born in 1661, Christopher Polhem ranks 11Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Georg Böhm, Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, and Louis Armand I, Prince of Conti. After him are Jahandar Shah, Princess Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Vladimir Atlasov, Antoine Coypel, Giacomo Antonio Perti, and Fyodor Apraksin. Among people deceased in 1751, Christopher Polhem ranks 10Before him are William IV, Prince of Orange, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Jacques I, Prince of Monaco, Louise of Great Britain, Tokugawa Yoshimune, and Peter Lacy. After him are Jean Philippe Loys de Cheseaux, Leopold II, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Robert Maynard, Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Nicola Salvi, and János Pálffy.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Christopher Polhem ranks 303 out of 1,612Before him are Johannes Magnus (1488), Anna Vasa of Sweden (1568), Noomi Rapace (1979), Erik Dahlbergh (1625), Sven Nordqvist (1946), and Anita Björk (1923). After him are Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846), Anna of Sweden (1545), Svante Nilsson (1460), Siw Malmkvist (1936), Ludvig Nobel (1831), and Viveca Lindfors (1920).

Among PHYSICISTS In Sweden

Among physicists born in Sweden, Christopher Polhem ranks 9Before him are Hannes Alfvén (1908), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Johannes Rydberg (1854), Gustaf Dalén (1869), and Oskar Klein (1894). After him are Knut Ångström (1857), Bert Bolin (1925), Vagn Walfrid Ekman (1874), Wilhelm Hisinger (1766), Max Tegmark (1967), and Sverker Johansson (1961).