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Gabriel Lippmann

1845 - 1921

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Jonas Ferdinand Gabriel Lippmann (16 August 1845 – 13 July 1921) was a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel Lippmann has received more than 275,437 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Gabriel Lippmann is the 58th most popular physicist (up from 92nd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Luxembourg and the most popular Luxembourger Physicist.

Gabriel Lippmann is most famous for his invention of the color photograph in 1891.

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Among physicists, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 58 out of 717Before him are Georges Lemaître, Philipp Lenard, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Max Born, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Otto von Guericke. After him are Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Peter Debye, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and Lev Landau.

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Among people born in 1845, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 7Before him are Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander III of Russia, Georg Cantor, Ludwig II of Bavaria, George I of Greece, and Gabriel Fauré. After him are Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, Élie Metchnikoff, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Ludwig III of Bavaria, and Abai Qunanbaiuly. Among people deceased in 1921, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 5Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, and Peter I of Serbia. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Alfred Hermann Fried, Carl Menger, John Boyd Dunlop, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Talaat Pasha, and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 3 out of 79Before him are Robert Schuman (1886) and John of Bohemia (1296). After him are Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955), Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Étienne Lenoir (1822), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Jacques Santer (1937), Ernst von Mansfeld (1580), and Gaston Thorn (1928).

Among PHYSICISTS In Luxembourg

Among physicists born in Luxembourg, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 1