Hippolyte Fizeau

1819 - 1896

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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 129,403 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Hippolyte Fizeau is the 100th most popular physicist (up from 116th in 2019), the 504th most popular biography from France (down from 478th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Physicist.

Hippolyte Fizeau was a French physicist who was most famous for his work in the field of optics. He is most famous for being the first person to measure the speed of light.

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Among physicists, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 100 out of 721Before him are Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Glover Barkla, and Anders Jonas Ångström. After him are Pavel Cherenkov, Joseph Henry, C. F. Powell, Eugene Wigner, Clinton Davisson, and Jean-Baptiste Biot.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 504 out of 5,234Before him are Stephen, King of England (1095), Jacques Le Goff (1924), Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636), Gustave Caillebotte (1848), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), and Alaric II (458). After him are Gaspard II de Coligny (1519), Maurice Utrillo (1883), Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France (1290), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), and Gaston Bachelard (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Hippolyte Fizeau ranks 11Before him are Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), and Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870). After him are Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Albert Fert (1938), Paul Langevin (1872), and Alfred Kastler (1902).