Jacques Charles

1763 - 1823

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Jacques Alexandre César Charles (November 12, 1746 – April 7, 1823) was a French inventor, scientist, mathematician, and balloonist. Charles wrote almost nothing about mathematics, and most of what has been credited to him was due to mistaking him with another Jacques Charles, also a member of the Paris Academy of Sciences, entering on May 12, 1785. He was sometimes called Charles the Geometer. (See J. B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Charles has received more than 308,015 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jacques Charles is the 169th most popular physicist (up from 215th in 2019), the 812th most popular biography from France (up from 827th in 2019) and the 20th most popular French Physicist.

Jacques Charles was a French chemist who is most famous for his discovery of the law of gases, which states that the volume of a gas varies inversely with the pressure.

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Among physicists, Jacques Charles ranks 169 out of 721Before him are Emilio Segrè, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Yang Chen-Ning, Willard Boyle, Nikolay Basov, and Igor Kurchatov. After him are Robert Coleman Richardson, David Brewster, Michio Kaku, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Steven Weinberg, and Hans Georg Dehmelt.

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Among people born in 1763, Jacques Charles ranks 6Before him are Empress Joséphine, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Jean Paul, Józef Poniatowski, and Jean Victor Marie Moreau. After him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Kobayashi Issa, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Augustin Robespierre, Claude Chappe, and Guillaume Brune. Among people deceased in 1823, Jacques Charles ranks 6Before him are Edward Jenner, David Ricardo, Pope Pius VII, Louis-Nicolas Davout, and Lazare Carnot. After him are Edmund Cartwright, Ann Radcliffe, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and André-Jacques Garnerin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Charles ranks 812 out of 5,234Before him are Francis Lai (1932), Robert Nivelle (1856), Catherine Labouré (1806), Georges Dumézil (1898), Louis Barthou (1862), and Bertrada of Laon (720). After him are Edmond James de Rothschild (1845), Nadia Boulanger (1887), Simone Veil (1927), Max Jacob (1876), Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (1947), and Jacques Delors (1925).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jacques Charles ranks 20Before him are François Arago (1786), Albert Fert (1938), Paul Langevin (1872), Alfred Kastler (1902), Hans Bethe (1906), and Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799). After him are Louis Néel (1904), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Edmond Becquerel (1820), Antoine César Becquerel (1788), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), and Edme Mariotte (1620).