Henri Becquerel

1852 - 1908

Henri Becquerel

Antoine Henri Becquerel (; French: [ɑ̃ʁi bɛkʁɛl]; 15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie) and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Becquerel has received more than 610,191 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Henri Becquerel ranks 13 out of 659Before him are Niels Bohr, Max Planck, James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, and Ernest Rutherford. After him are James Prescott Joule, Christiaan Huygens, Robert Hooke, Evangelista Torricelli, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schrödinger.

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Among people born in 1852, Henri Becquerel ranks 2Before him is Antoni Gaudí. After him are Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, William Ramsay, Henri Moissan, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1908, Henri Becquerel ranks 1After him are Empress Dowager Cixi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Guangxu Emperor, Pablo de Sarasate, Grover Cleveland, Randal Cremer, Demetrius Vikelas, Edmondo De Amicis, Carlos I of Portugal, Joseph Maria Olbrich, and Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 56 out of 4,109Before him are Claudius (-10), Auguste Rodin (1840), Philip IV of France (1268), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Michel de Montaigne (1533), and Pierre de Fermat (1601). After him are Marquis de Sade (1740), Edgar Degas (1834), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Claude Debussy (1862), Charles Perrault (1628), and Hector Berlioz (1803).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 3Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775) and Pierre Curie (1859). After him are Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Louis de Broglie (1892), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), and François Arago (1786).

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