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 232,603 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Gabriel Lippmann is the 92nd most popular physicist (down from 59th 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 92 out of 721Before him are Dennis Gabor, James Franck, Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, Carl David Anderson, and Peter Debye. After him are Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Charles Glover Barkla.

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Among people born in 1845, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 11Before him are George I of Greece, Élie Metchnikoff, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, Abai Qunanbaiuly, Nikola Pašić, Edmond James de Rothschild, Paul Vidal de La Blache, and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Among people deceased in 1921, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 6Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, Peter I of Serbia, and Talaat Pasha. After him are Ludwig III of Bavaria, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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In Luxembourg

Among people born in Luxembourg, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 3 out of 69Before him are Robert Schuman (1886) and John of Bohemia (1296). After him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1896), Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1955), Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), Étienne Lenoir (1822), Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1921), Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1894), Jules A. Hoffmann (1941), Jacques Santer (1937), and Ernst von Mansfeld (1580).

Among PHYSICISTS In Luxembourg

Among physicists born in Luxembourg, Gabriel Lippmann ranks 1