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Henri Becquerel

1852 - 1908

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Antoine Henri Becquerel (; French pronunciation: [ɑ̃twan ɑ̃ʁi bɛkʁɛl]; 15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-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 1,001,541 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia. Henri Becquerel is the 20th most popular physicist (down from 17th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from France (up from 65th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Physicist.

Henri Becquerel is most famous for discovering the phenomenon of radioactivity.

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Among physicists, Henri Becquerel ranks 20 out of 717Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, James Clerk Maxwell, Evangelista Torricelli, Georg Ohm, and Werner Heisenberg. After him are Erwin Schrödinger, Christiaan Huygens, Enrico Fermi, Heinrich Hertz, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, and Luigi Galvani.

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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, Henri Moissan, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1908, Henri Becquerel ranks 1After him are Empress Dowager Cixi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Guangxu Emperor, Randal Cremer, Grover Cleveland, Pablo de Sarasate, Edmondo De Amicis, Carlos I of Portugal, Demetrius Vikelas, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, and Pat Garrett.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 64 out of 6,011Before him are Edgar Degas (1834), Georges Bizet (1838), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Charles Perrault (1628), and Claude Debussy (1862). After him are Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis Braille (1809), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), Gustave Eiffel (1832), and Romain Rolland (1866).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 3Before him are Pierre Curie (1859) and André-Marie Ampère (1775). After him are Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis de Broglie (1892), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Paul Langevin (1872), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819).