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Guillaume Amontons

1663 - 1705

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Guillaume Amontons (31 August 1663 – 11 October 1705) was a French scientific instrument inventor and physicist. He was one of the pioneers in studying the problem of friction, which is the resistance to motion when bodies make contact. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillaume Amontons has received more than 153,251 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Guillaume Amontons is the 161st most popular inventor (up from 173rd in 2019), the 2,041st most popular biography from France (up from 2,150th in 2019) and the 24th most popular French Inventor.

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Among inventors, Guillaume Amontons ranks 161 out of 354Before him are Sequoyah, Christopher Latham Sholes, Paul Baran, Joseph Monier, Uziel Gal, and Charles Martin Hall. After him are Orban, Robert Cailliau, Edwin Howard Armstrong, Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, Charles Cros, and David Edward Hughes.

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Among people born in 1663, Guillaume Amontons ranks 5Before him are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Thomas Newcomen, Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, and Árni Magnússon. After him are August Hermann Francke, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Cotton Mather, Agafya Grushetskaya, Lobsang Yeshe, 5th Panchen Lama, and Princess Eleonore Juliane of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Among people deceased in 1705, Guillaume Amontons ranks 13Before him are Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, John Ray, Philipp Spener, Madame d'Aulnoy, Pierre Beauchamp, and Princess Wilhelmine Ernestine of Denmark. After him are George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Bada Shanren, Princess Luise Dorothea of Prussia, Princess Dorothea Charlotte of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Johann Ernst Glück, and Prince George of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Guillaume Amontons ranks 2,041 out of 6,011Before him are Thierry Sabine (1949), Henriette of Cleves (1542), Jacques Thibaud (1880), Drogo of Champagne (670), Pierre Bérégovoy (1925), and Gersonides (1288). After him are Géraud Duroc (1772), Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon (1676), Théodore de Banville (1823), Joseph Joubert (1754), Yvonne de Gaulle (1900), and Prosper of Aquitaine (390).

Among INVENTORS In France

Among inventors born in France, Guillaume Amontons ranks 24Before him are Clément Ader (1841), Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753), Henri Giffard (1825), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Louis Le Prince (1841), and Joseph Monier (1823). After him are Charles Cros (1842), Georges Claude (1870), Charles Xavier Thomas (1785), Édouard Branly (1844), Wan Hu (1510), and Georges Hébert (1875).