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Ernst Chladni

1756 - 1827

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Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (UK: , US: , German: [ɛʁnst ˈfloːʁɛns ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈkladniː]; 30 November 1756 – 3 April 1827) was a German physicist and musician. His most important work, for which he is sometimes labeled as 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 429,658 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Ernst Chladni is the 290th most popular physicist (up from 296th in 2019), the 1,251st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,368th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Ernst Chladni ranks 290 out of 717Before him are Ernest Walton, Ludwig Prandtl, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Samuel C. C. Ting, Carlo Rubbia, and David Gross. After him are Makoto Kobayashi, Fritjof Capra, Walter Kohn, William Daniel Phillips, Yuri Oganessian, and Freeman Dyson.

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Among people born in 1756, Ernst Chladni ranks 8Before him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, William Godwin, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Aaron Burr, and Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy. After him are Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Joseph Martin Kraus, Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, Jean-Baptiste Carrier, Wojciech Żywny, and Bernard Germain de Lacépède. Among people deceased in 1827, Ernst Chladni ranks 12Before him are Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Frederick Augustus I of Saxony, Wilhelm Hauff, Samuel Crompton, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Ugo Foscolo. After him are Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt, Wilhelm Müller, George Canning, Robert Surcouf, Michel-Gabriel Paccard, and Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 1,251 out of 6,142Before him are Anton Dostler (1891), Ernst-Robert Grawitz (1899), Jost Gippert (1956), Albert Speer (1934), Sebastian Münster (1488), and Friedrich Sertürner (1783). After him are Duke Pius August in Bavaria (1786), Ralph H. Baer (1922), Princess Sophie of Saxony (1845), Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg (1413), Wilhelm Groener (1867), and Margarethe von Trotta (1942).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 43Before him are Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Rainer Weiss (1932), Jack Steinberger (1921), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), and Ludwig Prandtl (1875). After him are Friedrich Hund (1896), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Christoph Scheiner (1575), Pascual Jordan (1902), August Kundt (1839), and Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824).