PHYSICIST

Ernst Abbe

1840 - 1905

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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 219,914 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Ernst Abbe is the 93rd most popular physicist (up from 120th in 2019), the 359th most popular biography from Germany (down from 7th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Physicist.

Ernst Abbe was a German physicist and mathematician who is most famous for the invention of the Abbe refractometer.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Ernst Abbe ranks 93 out of 721Before him are James Franck, Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, Peter Debye, and Gabriel Lippmann. After him are Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, and Anders Jonas Ångström.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1840, Ernst Abbe ranks 9Before him are Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, and Odilon Redon. After him are Carlota of Mexico, Crazy Horse, Edward Drinker Cope, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, and Father Damien. Among people deceased in 1905, Ernst Abbe ranks 4Before him are Jules Verne, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Muhammad Abduh. After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Adolph Menzel, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, and Élisée Reclus.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Abbe ranks 359 out of 5,289Before him are Hermann Fegelein (1906), Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1776), Ernst Busch (1885), Karen Horney (1885), Carl von Ossietzky (1889), and Helmuth Weidling (1891). After him are Werner Herzog (1942), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Franz Halder (1884), Ernst Ruska (1906), Carl Bosch (1874), and Georg von Küchler (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Abbe ranks 17Before him are Max von Laue (1879), Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), and James Franck (1882). After him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Arno Allan Penzias (1933), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Walther Bothe (1891), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), and Hans Geiger (1882).