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 357,385 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jacques Charles is the 139th most popular physicist (up from 169th in 2019), the 652nd most popular biography from France (up from 810th in 2019) and the 19th most popular 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 139 out of 717Before him are Igor Tamm, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Albert Fert, François Englert, and Jean-Baptiste Biot. After him are Frits Zernike, Hideki Yukawa, Robert Coleman Richardson, Felix Bloch, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, and Karl Schwarzschild.

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Among people born in 1763, Jacques Charles ranks 5Before him are Empress Joséphine, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Józef Poniatowski, and Jean Paul. After him are Jean Victor Marie Moreau, Claude Chappe, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Augustin Robespierre, Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, Kobayashi Issa, 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 Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Edmund Cartwright.

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Among people born in France, Jacques Charles ranks 652 out of 6,011Before him are Lazare Carnot (1753), Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Félix Faure (1841), François Ravaillac (1578), and Agnès Sorel (1422). After him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy (1766), Gabriel Tarde (1843), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698), Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611), and Darius Milhaud (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jacques Charles ranks 19Before him are Alfred Kastler (1902), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Albert Fert (1938), and Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774). After him are Hans Bethe (1906), Edme Mariotte (1620), Louis Néel (1904), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), and Gérard Mourou (1944).