Henry Darcy

1803 - 1858

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Henry Philibert Gaspard Darcy (pronounced [ɑ̃ʁi daʁsi], 10 June 1803 – 3 January 1858) was a French engineer who made several important contributions to hydraulics, including Darcy’s law for flow in porous media. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Darcy has received more than 94,420 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Darcy is the 85th most popular engineer (down from 77th in 2019), the 1,671st most popular biography from France (down from 1,497th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Engineer.

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Among engineers, Henry Darcy ranks 85 out of 325Before him are Harry Nyquist, Viktor Belenko, Stephen Timoshenko, Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt, Mikhail Gurevich, and Vannevar Bush. After him are Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr., Adam Czerniaków, Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Moshe Arens, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, and Ross Brawn.

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Among people born in 1803, Henry Darcy ranks 21Before him are Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, James Brooke, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, John Ericsson, and Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville. After him are Friedrich von Amerling, Ferenc Deák, Joseph Paxton, Jacques Charles François Sturm, Robert Stephenson, and Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. Among people deceased in 1858, Henry Darcy ranks 22Before him are Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Harriet Taylor Mill, Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov. After him are Tokugawa Iesada, Carl Gustaf Mosander, Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Felice Orsini, Mustafa Reşid Pasha, and Nimatullah Kassab.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henry Darcy ranks 1,671 out of 5,234Before him are Maria of Montpellier (1182), Pierre Mauroy (1928), Henry de Montherlant (1895), Antoine Béchamp (1816), Émile Coué (1857), and Jules Breton (1827). After him are Joël Robuchon (1945), Charles Huntziger (1880), Édouard Stephan (1837), William III, Duke of Aquitaine (910), Guy Hamilton (1922), and Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716).

Among ENGINEERS In France

Among engineers born in France, Henry Darcy ranks 11Before him are Villard de Honnecourt (1200), Marcel Renault (1872), Marcel Dassault (1892), Henri Farman (1874), André Courrèges (1923), and Petrus Peregrinus de Maricourt (1240). After him are Paul Cornu (1881), François Laurent d'Arlandes (1742), Georges Leclanché (1836), Philippe LeBon (1767), Evgeny Paton (1870), and Pierre Berthier (1782).