Gaston Planté

1834 - 1889

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Gaston Planté (22 April 1834 – 21 May 1889) was a French physicist who invented the lead–acid battery in 1859. This type battery was developed as the first rechargeable electric battery marketed for commercial use and it is widely used in automobiles. Planté was born on 22 April 1834 in Orthez, France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaston Planté has received more than 68,540 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Gaston Planté is the 348th most popular physicist (down from 307th in 2019), the 1,911th most popular biography from France (down from 1,515th in 2019) and the 40th most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Gaston Planté ranks 348 out of 721Before him are Friedrich Paschen, George Francis FitzGerald, Abram Ioffe, Walter H. Schottky, Walter A. Shewhart, and Eugen Goldstein. After him are William Sturgeon, Douglas Osheroff, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Edward Witten, and Johann Heinrich Schulze.

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Among people born in 1834, Gaston Planté ranks 25Before him are Aleksis Kivi, Carl Bloch, Kondō Isami, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Viktor Hartmann, and Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska. After him are Infanta Amalia of Spain, Hetty Green, Archduchess Maria Isabella of Austria, John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, William Chester Minor, and Samuel Pierpont Langley. Among people deceased in 1889, Gaston Planté ranks 29Before him are Elvira Madigan, Jules Dupré, Maria Mitchell, Ion Creangă, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, and Ignacy Domeyko. After him are Ybyrai Altynsarin, Viktor Bunyakovsky, André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Champfleury, and Émile Augier.

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In France

Among people born in France, Gaston Planté ranks 1,911 out of 5,234Before him are Eric Abidal (1979), Charles Paul de Kock (1793), Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours (1644), Constant Troyon (1810), Marcel Schwob (1867), and Anne Parillaud (1960). After him are Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754), Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (1605), Marquis de Custine (1790), Claude Gensac (1927), Christophe (1945), and Jo Schlesser (1928).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Gaston Planté ranks 40Before him are Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), Charles Fabry (1867), Léon Brillouin (1889), Henri Pitot (1695), Marguerite Perey (1909), and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval (1851). After him are John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683), Maurice de Broglie (1875), Louis Poinsot (1777), Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), Auguste Bravais (1811), and Gaspard de Prony (1755).