Edward Victor Appleton

1892 - 1965

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Sir Edward Victor Appleton (6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965) was an English physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1947) and pioneer in radiophysics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Victor Appleton has received more than 136,579 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Edward Victor Appleton is the 125th most popular physicist (down from 117th in 2019), the 409th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 326th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Physicist.

Edward Victor Appleton was a British physicist who is most famous for his discovery of the ionosphere.

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Among physicists, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 125 out of 721Before him are Karl Schwarzschild, Thomas Young, Walther Bothe, Josiah Willard Gibbs, J. Hans D. Jensen, and George Paget Thomson. After him are Isidor Isaac Rabi, Gustaf Dalén, Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, Albert Fert, and Peter Grünberg.

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Among people born in 1892, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 28Before him are Arthur Honegger, Gregor Strasser, Ernst Lubitsch, Marina Tsvetaeva, George Paget Thomson, and Robert Ritter von Greim. After him are Darius Milhaud, Mátyás Rákosi, Shirō Ishii, Erhard Milch, Arthur Friedenreich, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1965, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 18Before him are Nat King Cole, Moshe Sharett, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Louise Mountbatten, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, and Hermann Staudinger. After him are Maxime Weygand, Dorothea Lange, Paul Hermann Müller, Helena Rubinstein, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, and Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 409 out of 6,924Before him are George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), David Niven (1910), Richard Attenborough (1923), Robert Fripp (1946), and A. J. Cronin (1896). After him are Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), Albert Finney (1936), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Ralph Fiennes (1962), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 22Before him are William Henry Bragg (1862), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), C. F. Powell (1903), Henry Moseley (1887), Thomas Young (1773), and George Paget Thomson (1892). After him are Roger Penrose (1931), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Freeman Dyson (1923), and Joseph Swan (1828).