Claude-Louis Navier

1785 - 1836

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Claude-Louis Navier (born Claude Louis Marie Henri Navier; French: [klod lwi maʁi ɑ̃ʁi navje]; 10 February 1785 – 21 August 1836), was a French mechanical engineer, affiliated with the French government, and a physicist whose work was specialized in continuum mechanics. The Navier–Stokes equations are named after him and George Gabriel Stokes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude-Louis Navier has received more than 150,739 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Claude-Louis Navier is the 199th most popular physicist (up from 248th in 2019), the 948th most popular biography from France (up from 1,051st in 2019) and the 22nd most popular French Physicist.

Claude-Louis Navier was a French mathematician and engineer who is most famous for his work in the field of fluid mechanics. He is credited with the Navier-Stokes equations, which are used to describe the motion of fluid substances.

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Among physicists, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 199 out of 721. Before him are John L. Hall, Willis Lamb, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Melvin Schwartz, Freeman Dyson, and Louis Néel. After him are Philip Warren Anderson, Abdus Salam, John Vincent Atanasoff, Isamu Akasaki, John Archibald Wheeler, and James Cronin.

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Among people born in 1785, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 7Before him are Mahmud II, Louis XVII of France, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, and Lin Zexu. After him are Bettina von Arnim, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Thomas De Quincey, Pierre Louis Dulong, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and John James Audubon. Among people deceased in 1836, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 11Before him are Letizia Ramolino, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, William Godwin, Davy Crockett, Maria Malibran, and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. After him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Anton Reicha, James Mill, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, and Anthony of Saxony.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 948 out of 5,234. Before him are Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1438), Paul Vidal de La Blache (1845), René Clément (1913), Louis Néel (1904), Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), and Adelaide of Maurienne (1092). After him are Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), René Cassin (1887), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), and Claude Perrault (1613).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 22Before him are Paul Langevin (1872), Alfred Kastler (1902), Hans Bethe (1906), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Jacques Charles (1763), and Louis Néel (1904). After him are Edmond Becquerel (1820), Antoine César Becquerel (1788), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Edme Mariotte (1620), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754).