Emil Lenz

1804 - 1865

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Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz (; German: [lɛnts]; also Emil Khristianovich Lenz, Russian: Эмилий Христианович Ленц; 12 February 1804 – 10 February 1865), usually cited as Emil Lenz or Heinrich Lenz in some countries, was a Russian physicist of Baltic German descent who is most noted for formulating Lenz's law in electrodynamics in 1834. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Lenz has received more than 129,983 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Emil Lenz is the 94th most popular physicist (down from 68th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Estonia and the most popular Estonian Physicist.

Emil Lenz was a German physicist who discovered that when an electric current is passed through a wire, the wire becomes an electromagnet.

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Over the past year Emil Lenz has had the most page views in the with 20,781 views, followed by Russian (19,905), and Spanish (11,813). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Piedmontese (86.92%), Egyptian Arabic (70.17%), and Malagasy (66.23%)


Among physicists, Emil Lenz ranks 94 out of 851Before him are Clinton Davisson, Carl Zeiss, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Ernst Ruska, Leo Szilard, and Peter Higgs. After him are Gustaf Dalén, Aage Bohr, William Rowan Hamilton, George Gamow, Owen Willans Richardson, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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Among people born in 1804, Emil Lenz ranks 8Before him are George Sand, Ludwig Feuerbach, Johann Strauss I, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Benjamin Disraeli, and Wilhelm Eduard Weber. After him are Allan Kardec, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Mongkut, Mikhail Glinka, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Richard Owen. Among people deceased in 1865, Emil Lenz ranks 6Before him are Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Ignaz Semmelweis, and Leopold I of Belgium. After him are William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Johann Franz Encke, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, and Christian Jürgensen Thomsen.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Emil Lenz ranks 3 out of 351Before him are Catherine I of Russia (1684), and Alfred Rosenberg (1893). After him are Arvo Pärt (1935), Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778), Karl Ernst von Baer (1792), Wolfgang Köhler (1887), Konstantin Päts (1874), Lennart Meri (1929), Paul Keres (1916), Louis Kahn (1901), and Arnold Rüütel (1928).

Among PHYSICISTS In Estonia

Among physicists born in Estonia, Emil Lenz ranks 1After him are Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), and Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711).