François Arago

1786 - 1853

François Arago

Dominique François Jean Arago (Catalan: Domènec Francesc Joan Aragó), known simply as François Arago (French: [fʁɑ̃swa aʁaɡo]; Catalan: Francesc Aragó, IPA: [fɾənˈsɛsk əɾəˈɣo]; 26 February 1786 – 2 October 1853), was a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, freemason, supporter of the carbonari and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François Arago has received more than 253,640 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 113th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, François Arago ranks 112 out of 659Before him are C. V. Raman, J. Hans D. Jensen, George Paget Thomson, Ernest Lawrence, Barry Barish, and Gustaf Dalén. After him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, Percy Williams Bridgman, Murray Gell-Mann, Hippolyte Fizeau, Edward Victor Appleton, and Alfred Kastler.

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Among people born in 1786, François Arago ranks 6Before him are Carl Maria von Weber, Wilhelm Grimm, Christian VIII of Denmark, John Vianney, and Ludwig I of Bavaria. After him are Michel Eugène Chevreul, Marie Walewska, Sophie of France, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, John Franklin, and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1853, François Arago ranks 2Before him is Christian Doppler. After him are Maria II of Portugal, Ludwig Tieck, Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil, Matteo Carcassi, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Christian Leopold von Buch, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, Leopold Gmelin, Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, and Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński.

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In France

Among people born in France, François Arago ranks 466 out of 4,109Before him are Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), André Maurois (1885), Alfred de Musset (1810), Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), and Siméon Denis Poisson (1781). After him are Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Binet (1857), Philippe Pinel (1745), William II of England (1056), and Gabriel Marcel (1889).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, François Arago ranks 12Before him are Louis de Broglie (1892), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), and Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788). After him are Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Alfred Kastler (1902), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Paul Langevin (1872), Albert Fert (1938), and Hans Bethe (1906).

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