Ernst Chladni

1756 - 1827

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Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (German: [ˈɛʁnst ˈfloːʁɛns ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈkladnɪ]; 30 November 1756 – 3 April 1827) was a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled the father of acoustics, included research on vibrating plates and the calculation of the speed of sound for different gases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Chladni has received more than 321,247 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ernst Chladni is the 296th most popular physicist (up from 304th in 2019), the 1,368th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,264th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Ernst Chladni ranks 296 out of 721. Before him are Stephen Hales, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Jean-Charles de Borda, Samuel C. C. Ting, Walter Kohn, and Kenneth G. Wilson. After him are Toshihide Maskawa, Karl Guthe Jansky, John Robert Schrieffer, Daniel C. Tsui, William Whewell, and Yakov Zeldovich.

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Among people born in 1756, Ernst Chladni ranks 11Before him are Maria Theresa of Savoy, Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Joseph Martin Kraus, Bernard Germain de Lacépède, Aaron Burr, and Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, Wojciech Żywny, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Vincent-Marie Viénot, Count of Vaublanc, and John Loudon McAdam. Among people deceased in 1827, Ernst Chladni ranks 13Before him are Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Maria Theresa of Austria, Ugo Foscolo, Samuel Crompton, and George Canning. After him are Wilhelm Müller, Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt, Robert Surcouf, Michel-Gabriel Paccard, Thomas Rowlandson, and Morten Thrane Brünnich.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 1,368 out of 5,289. Before him are Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785), Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal (1861), Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1756), Oswald Boelcke (1891), Prince Adalbert of Prussia (1884), and Isidor Straus (1845). After him are Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Hans Aumeier (1906), Tarkan (1972), Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 43Before him are Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Jack Steinberger (1921), Georg Bednorz (1950), Friedrich Hund (1896), and Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949). After him are Moritz von Jacobi (1801), Pascual Jordan (1902), Christoph Scheiner (1575), Heinrich Geißler (1814), August Kundt (1839), and Franz Aepinus (1724).