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 who specialized in continuum mechanics. The Navier–Stokes equations refer eponymously to him, with George Gabriel Stokes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude-Louis Navier has received more than 199,206 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Claude-Louis Navier is the 236th most popular physicist (down from 199th in 2019), the 1,091st most popular biography from France (down from 945th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular 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 236 out of 717Before him are Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, Abdus Salam, Burton Richter, and Sheldon Lee Glashow. After him are David J. Thouless, Ettore Majorana, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Johannes Rydberg, David Bohm, and Klaus Hasselmann.

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Among people born in 1785, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 8Before him are Mahmud II, Jacob Grimm, Karl Drais, Alessandro Manzoni, Bettina von Arnim, and Lin Zexu. After him are Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Thomas De Quincey, John James Audubon, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Pierre Louis Dulong. Among people deceased in 1836, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 17Before him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Davy Crockett, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Anthony of Saxony, Anton Reicha, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild. After him are Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Aaron Burr, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, and William Henry.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 1,091 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Trenet (1913), Émile Bernard (1868), Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), Bruno Cremer (1929), Jules Renard (1864), and Agnes of Poitou (1025). After him are Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838), and Charles Nodier (1780).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Claude-Louis Navier ranks 23Before him are Albert Fert (1938), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Jacques Charles (1763), Hans Bethe (1906), Edme Mariotte (1620), and Louis Néel (1904). After him are Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Gérard Mourou (1944), Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754), Antoine César Becquerel (1788), Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), and Pierre Louis Dulong (1785).