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 739,364 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Hendrik Lorentz is the 27th most popular physicist (down from 25th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 15th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Dutch 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, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 27 out of 721Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, Heinrich Hertz, Enrico Fermi, Ibn al-Haytham, Pierre Curie, and Daniel Bernoulli. After him are Luigi Galvani, Louis de Broglie, Henry Cavendish, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Richard Feynman, and J. J. Thomson.

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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, Chulalongkorn, Aleksei Brusilov, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, and Ferdinand Hodler. Among people deceased in 1928, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 2Before him is Roald Amundsen. After him are Wilhelm Wien, Leoš Janáček, Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Thomas Hardy, Pyotr Wrangel, Theodore William Richards, and Johannes Fibiger.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Hendrik Lorentz ranks 17 out of 1,209Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Hugo Grotius (1583), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), and Daniel Bernoulli (1700). After him are Abel Tasman (1603), M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), and Pieter Zeeman (1865).

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), Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).