Henri Becquerel

1852 - 1908

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Antoine Henri Becquerel (; 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 821,263 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Henri Becquerel is the 17th most popular physicist (down from 13th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from France (down from 56th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, Henri Becquerel ranks 17 out of 721Before him are André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, James Clerk Maxwell, Robert Hooke, Werner Heisenberg, and Evangelista Torricelli. After him are Christiaan Huygens, Georg Ohm, Erwin Schrödinger, Hans Christian Ørsted, Heinrich Hertz, and Enrico Fermi.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 65 out of 5,234Before him are Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Michel Foucault (1926), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780). After him are Gustave Eiffel (1832), Tacitus (54), Henri Bergson (1859), Charles Perrault (1628), Jacques-Louis David (1748), and Louis the Pious (778).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Henri Becquerel ranks 2Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775). After him are Pierre Curie (1859), Louis de Broglie (1892), Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774).