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Georg Ohm

1789 - 1854

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Georg Simon Ohm (, German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈʔoːm]; 16 March 1789 – 6 July 1854) was a German physicist and mathematician. As a school teacher, Ohm began his research with the new electrochemical cell, invented by Italian scientist Alessandro Volta. Using equipment of his own creation, Ohm found that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Ohm has received more than 1,057,419 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Georg Ohm is the 18th most popular physicist (up from 19th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Germany (up from 55th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Physicist.

Georg Ohm is most famous for his law of electromagnetism, which states that the voltage across a conductor is proportional to the current flowing through it.

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Among physicists, Georg Ohm ranks 18 out of 717Before him are James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, James Clerk Maxwell, and Evangelista Torricelli. After him are Werner Heisenberg, Henri Becquerel, Erwin Schrödinger, Christiaan Huygens, Enrico Fermi, and Heinrich Hertz.

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Among people born in 1789, Georg Ohm ranks 1After him are Augustin-Louis Cauchy, James Fenimore Cooper, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Friedrich List, María Isabella of Spain, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Horace Vernet, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, Heinrich Schwabe, and Abbas Mirza. Among people deceased in 1854, Georg Ohm ranks 1After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Frederick Augustus II of Saxony, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Abbas I of Egypt, Johann Peter Eckermann, Józef Elsner, Princess Louise Amelie of Baden, Karl Adolph von Basedow, and Zénaïde Bonaparte.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Ohm ranks 49 out of 6,142Before him are Adolf Eichmann (1906), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Hannah Arendt (1906), and Bertolt Brecht (1898). After him are Thomas Mann (1875), Karl Benz (1844), Eva Braun (1912), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Joseph Goebbels (1897), and Hildegard of Bingen (1098).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Georg Ohm ranks 4Before him are Albert Einstein (1879), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), and Max Planck (1858). After him are Werner Heisenberg (1901), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Born (1882), Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), Carl Zeiss (1816), and Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804).