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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 43,854 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Ernst Dorn is the 399th most popular physicist (down from 381st in 2019), the 477th most popular biography from Poland (down from 459th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Polish Physicist.

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Among physicists, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 399 out of 717Before him are Leonard Susskind, Jacob Bekenstein, Christopher Polhem, Hantaro Nagaoka, William Watson, and Georgy Flyorov. After him are Victor Weisskopf, John Kerr, Hagen Kleinert, Johann Heinrich Schulze, Walther Meissner, and Jurij Vega.

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Among people born in 1848, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 52Before him are Viktor Meyer, Auguste Forel, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Georges Ohnet, and Boris Stürmer. After him are Victor Noir, Kate Sheppard, Albert Robida, Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Hans Delbrück, and Édouard Detaille. Among people deceased in 1916, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 67Before him are Fergus Suter, Karl von Stürgkh, Hetty Green, Thomas Eakins, August Leskien, and Huang Xing. After him are Saki, Marie Bracquemond, James Connolly, Roger Casement, George Huntington, and Ota Benga.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 477 out of 1,454Before him are Werner Lorenz (1891), Fritz London (1900), Richard Abegg (1869), Józef Haller (1873), Gustav Flatow (1875), and Richard Courant (1888). After him are Jadwiga of Kalisz (1266), Gerda Steinhoff (1922), Hugo Haase (1863), Franz Waxman (1906), Sholem Asch (1880), and Karl Gützlaff (1803).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Friedrich Ernst Dorn ranks 13Before him are Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914). After him are Hagen Kleinert (1941), Eugen Goldstein (1860), Max Abraham (1875), and Hertha Sponer (1895).