Ernst Chladni

1756 - 1827

Ernst Chladni

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 289,882 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 305th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Ernst Chladni ranks 304 out of 659Before him are Jan Ingenhousz, George Smoot, Leopold Infeld, Nathan Rosen, Abdul Qadeer Khan, and Henri Pitot. After him are Otto Schmidt, Armen Sarkissian, Gaston Planté, Freeman Dyson, John Stewart Bell, and Karl Guthe Jansky.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 1,265 out of 3,763Before him are Charles I of Württemberg (1823), Hieronymus Wolf (1516), Max Amann (1891), Erika Mann (1905), Carl Loewe (1796), and Jakob Wassermann (1873). After him are August von Kotzebue (1761), Dettmar Cramer (1925), Sophie Magdalene of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (1700), Beno Gutenberg (1889), Jost Gippert (1956), and Reinhart Koselleck (1923).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Ernst Chladni ranks 40Before him are Rainer Weiss (1932), Ludwig Prandtl (1875), Klaus Fuchs (1911), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Friedrich Hund (1896), and Georg Bednorz (1950). After him are Moritz von Jacobi (1801), Manfred von Ardenne (1907), Pascual Jordan (1902), Paul Drude (1863), Franz Ernst Neumann (1798), and Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824).

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