Heinrich Gustav Magnus

1802 - 1870

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Heinrich Gustav Magnus (German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈɡʊsta(ː)f ˈma(ː)ɡnʊs]; 2 May 1802 – 4 April 1870) was a notable German experimental scientist. His training was mostly in chemistry but his later research was mostly in physics. He spent the great bulk of his career at the University of Berlin, where he is remembered for his laboratory teaching as much as for his original research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Gustav Magnus has received more than 55,598 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Heinrich Gustav Magnus is the 156th most popular chemist (up from 195th in 2019), the 972nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 915th in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Chemist.

Heinrich Gustav Magnus was a German physicist who was most famous for his work on the Magnus effect.

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Among chemists, Heinrich Gustav Magnus ranks 156 out of 510Before him are Georg Wittig, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Joachim Frank, Robert F. Furchgott, Leo Baekeland, and William C. Campbell. After him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Nikolay Semyonov, Paul Lauterbur, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jerome Karle, and Johan August Arfwedson.

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Among people born in 1802, Heinrich Gustav Magnus ranks 10Before him are Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, Lajos Kossuth, János Bolyai, Miguel I of Portugal, Elias Lönnrot, and Wilhelm Hauff. After him are Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Germain Henri Hess, Charles Wheatstone, Nikolaus Lenau, and Hermann Goldschmidt. Among people deceased in 1870, Heinrich Gustav Magnus ranks 15Before him are Francisco Solano López, Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gabriel Lamé, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, and Ferdinand von Wrangel. After him are Princess Louise of Prussia, Saverio Mercadante, Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia, Ignaz Moscheles, Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus, and Charles Auguste de Bériot.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Gustav Magnus ranks 972 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887), Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586), Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929), John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525), Hrotsvitha (935), and Theodor Billroth (1829). After him are Joseph Wirth (1879), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854), Horst Buchholz (1933), Hardy Krüger (1928), and Albert III, Duke of Saxony (1443).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Heinrich Gustav Magnus ranks 36Before him are Gerhard Ertl (1936), Manfred Eigen (1927), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), and Joachim Frank (1940). After him are Feodor Lynen (1911), Robert Huber (1937), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Joachim Sauer (1949), and Henri Victor Regnault (1810).