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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 166,843 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Edward Victor Appleton is the 111th most popular physicist (up from 125th in 2019), the 356th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 408th in 2019) and the 20th 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 111 out of 717Before him are Henry Moseley, George Gamow, Javier Solana, Victor Francis Hess, Augustin-Jean Fresnel, and J. Hans D. Jensen. After him are Julius von Mayer, Anders Jonas Ångström, George Paget Thomson, Ernst Abbe, Aage Bohr, and Auguste Piccard.

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Among people born in 1892, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 26Before him are J. Paul Getty, Gregor Strasser, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Honegger, Engelbert Dollfuss, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are George Paget Thomson, Mátyás Rákosi, Erhard Milch, Marina Tsvetaeva, Ernst Lubitsch, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1965, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 12Before him are Farouk of Egypt, Martin Buber, Stan Laurel, Eli Cohen, W. Somerset Maugham, and Louise Mountbatten. After him are Maxime Weygand, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, and Hermann Staudinger.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 356 out of 7,765Before him are Colin Firth (1960), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Francis William Aston (1877), Ronald Coase (1910), and Æthelflæd (869). After him are Oswald Mosley (1896), Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844), John Bowlby (1907), Theresa May (1956), George Paget Thomson (1892), and John Ruskin (1819).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Edward Victor Appleton ranks 20Before him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), and Henry Moseley (1887). After him are George Paget Thomson (1892), C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), William Shockley (1910), David Brewster (1781), and Charles Wheatstone (1802).