Friedrich Ernst Dorn

1848 - 1916

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Friedrich Ernst Dorn (27 July 1848 – 16 December 1916) was a German physicist who was the first to discover that a radioactive substance, later named radon, is emitted from radium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Ernst Dorn has received more than 47,805 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Friedrich Ernst Dorn is the 394th most popular physicist (up from 399th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from Poland (up from 477th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Polish Physicist.

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Among physicists, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 394 out of 851Before him are Wolfgang Ketterle, George Johnstone Stoney, John Henry Poynting, Franz Aepinus, Friedrich Paschen, and Léon Brillouin. After him are Edward Witten, Takaaki Kajita, Samuel Goudsmit, Hantaro Nagaoka, Chester Carlson, and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval.

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Among people born in 1848, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 49Before him are Auguste Forel, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Hermann von Eichhorn, Raja Ravi Varma, Kate Sheppard, and Francis Darwin. After him are Henri Duparc, Anatoly Stessel, Helen Allingham, Georges Ohnet, Viktor Meyer, and Benjamin Baillaud. Among people deceased in 1916, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 68Before him are Alice Ball, Isa Boletini, Marie Bracquemond, Oskar Backlund, Herbert Kilpin, and Şehzade Yusuf Izzeddin. After him are Saki, Huang Xing, Ferdinand Fellner, Patrick Pearse, Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser, and Karl von Stürgkh.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 449 out of 1,694Before him are Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1464), Józef Cyrankiewicz (1911), Karol Świerczewski (1897), Lubomyr Husar (1933), Jacek Malczewski (1854), and Gustav Freytag (1816). After him are Aleksander Krupa (1947), Maria Cunitz (1610), Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874), Werner Lorenz (1891), Yitzhak Sadeh (1890), and Izabela Czartoryska (1746).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 11Before him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Leopold Infeld (1898). After him are Vladimir Chelomey (1914), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), Hagen Kleinert (1941), Eugen Goldstein (1860), Max Abraham (1875), and Hertha Sponer (1895).