Gustaf Dalén

1869 - 1937

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Nils Gustaf Dalén (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɡɵ̂sːtav daˈleːn] (listen); 30 November 1869 – 9 December 1937) was a Swedish Nobel Laureate and industrialist, engineer, inventor and long-term CEO of the AGA company and inventor of the AGA cooker and the Dalén light. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustaf Dalén has received more than 152,286 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Gustaf Dalén is the 127th most popular physicist (down from 111th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 56th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Physicist.

Gustaf Dalén is most famous for inventing the gas-operated fire extinguisher.

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Among physicists, Gustaf Dalén ranks 127 out of 721Before him are Walther Bothe, Josiah Willard Gibbs, J. Hans D. Jensen, George Paget Thomson, Edward Victor Appleton, and Isidor Isaac Rabi. After him are Percy Williams Bridgman, Leo Szilard, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, Hans Geiger, and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

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Among people born in 1869, Gustaf Dalén ranks 12Before him are Neville Chamberlain, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Emma Goldman, Karl Haushofer, and Fritz Pregl. After him are Mary Mallon, Calouste Gulbenkian, Hans Spemann, Maud of Wales, Siegfried Wagner, and Gustav Vigeland. Among people deceased in 1937, Gustaf Dalén ranks 19Before him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, J. M. Barrie, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Gerda Taro, and J. Bruce Ismay. After him are Austen Chamberlain, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Jean Harlow, Gaston Doumergue, and Ramsay MacDonald.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Gustaf Dalén ranks 76 out of 1,296Before him are Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Bibi Andersson (1935), Axel Oxenstierna (1583), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), and Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844). After him are Eyvind Johnson (1900), Marie Taglioni (1804), Olaus Magnus (1490), Jenny Lind (1820), Charles VIII of Sweden (1409), and Keke Rosberg (1948).

Among PHYSICISTS In Sweden

Among physicists born in Sweden, Gustaf Dalén ranks 3Before him are Anders Jonas Ångström (1814) and Manne Siegbahn (1886). After him are Hannes Alfvén (1908), Kai Siegbahn (1918), Johannes Rydberg (1854), Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Oskar Klein (1894), Christopher Polhem (1661), Knut Ångström (1857), Wilhelm Hisinger (1766), and Bert Bolin (1925).