Ernst Abbe

1840 - 1905

Ernst Abbe

Ernst Karl Abbe HonFRMS (23 January 1840 – 14 January 1905) was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he developed numerous optical instruments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Abbe has received more than 195,274 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 121st most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Ernst Abbe ranks 120 out of 659Before him are Percy Williams Bridgman, Murray Gell-Mann, Hippolyte Fizeau, Edward Victor Appleton, Alfred Kastler, and Hans Geiger. After him are Peter Grünberg, Walter Houser Brattain, Igor Tamm, Ernst Ruska, John Robert Schrieffer, and Jean-Baptiste Biot.

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Among people born in 1840, Ernst Abbe ranks 11Before him are Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, John Boyd Dunlop, and Crazy Horse. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, Carlota of Mexico, Carl Menger, Father Damien, Thomas Hardy, and August Bebel. Among people deceased in 1905, Ernst Abbe ranks 3Before him are Jules Verne and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. After him are Muhammad Abduh, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Adolph Menzel, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Louise Michel, and Élisée Reclus.

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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Ernst Abbe ranks 7 out of 133Before him are Al-Farabi (872), Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940), Tomyris (-600), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Helmuth Weidling (1891), and Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883). After him are Fritz Todt (1891), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Seljuk (902), Christopher Clavius (1538), and Ahmad Yasawi (1103).

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Among physicists born in Kazakhstan, Ernst Abbe ranks 1

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