Hippolyte Fizeau

1819 - 1896

Hippolyte Fizeau

Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau FRS FRSE MIF (23 September 1819 – 18 September 1896) was a French physicist, best known for measuring the speed of light in the namesake Fizeau experiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hippolyte Fizeau has received more than 97,208 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 117th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 116 out of 659Before him are Barry Barish, Gustaf Dalén, François Arago, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Murray Gell-Mann. After him are Edward Victor Appleton, Alfred Kastler, Hans Geiger, Ernst Abbe, Peter Grünberg, and Walter Houser Brattain.

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Among people born in 1819, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 12Before him are Léon Foucault, Walt Whitman, Albert, Prince Consort, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, and John Ruskin. After him are Maria II of Portugal, George Eliot, Franz von Suppé, William T. G. Morton, George V of Hanover, and John Couch Adams. Among people deceased in 1896, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 9Before him are Anton Bruckner, Clara Schumann, William Morris, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, August Kekulé, and Otto Lilienthal. After him are John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, José Rizal, John Langdon Down, and H. H. Holmes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 479 out of 4,109Before him are Alfred Werner (1866), Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Gérard Philipe (1922), and Charles Richet (1850). After him are Niki de Saint Phalle (1930), Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot (1725), Jean Jaurès (1859), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), and Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 13Before him are Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), and François Arago (1786). After him are Alfred Kastler (1902), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Paul Langevin (1872), Albert Fert (1938), Hans Bethe (1906), and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799).

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