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Hendrik Lorentz

1853 - 1928

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Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (; 18 July 1853 – 4 February 1928) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hendrik Lorentz has received more than 815,258 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Hendrik Lorentz is the 29th most popular physicist (down from 27th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 3rd most popular Physicist.

Hendrik Lorentz is most famous for his work in the field of electromagnetism. He is credited with the discovery of the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 29 out of 717Before him are Enrico Fermi, Heinrich Hertz, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Luigi Galvani, Daniel Bernoulli, and Richard Feynman. After him are Ibn al-Haytham, Henry Cavendish, Gustav Kirchhoff, Louis de Broglie, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, and William Gilbert.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1853, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 3Before him are Vincent van Gogh and Cecil Rhodes. After him are Wilhelm Ostwald, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, Chulalongkorn, Albrecht Kossel, Aleksei Brusilov, José Martí, and Vladimir Solovyov. Among people deceased in 1928, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 2Before him is Roald Amundsen. After him are Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Maria Feodorovna, Max Scheler, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, and Franz Stuck.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 17 out of 1,427Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Hugo Grotius (1583), Mata Hari (1876), Abel Tasman (1603), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), and Daniel Bernoulli (1700). After him are M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Pope Adrian VI (1459), and Willem Barentsz (1550).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 3Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629) and Daniel Bernoulli (1700). After him are Pieter Zeeman (1865), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).