Jean-Baptiste Biot

1774 - 1862

Jean-Baptiste Biot

Jean-Baptiste Biot (; French: [bjo]; 21 April 1774 – 3 February 1862) was a French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who co-discovered the Biot-Savart law of magnetostatics, established the reality of meteorites, made an early balloon flight, and studied the polarization of light. The mineral biotite and Cape Biot in Greenland were named in his honor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Biot has received more than 109,982 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 127th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Jean-Baptiste Biot ranks 126 out of 659Before him are Ernst Abbe, Peter Grünberg, Walter Houser Brattain, Igor Tamm, Ernst Ruska, and John Robert Schrieffer. After him are Simon van der Meer, Johann Jakob Balmer, François Englert, Karl Schwarzschild, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Joseph Henry.

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Among people born in 1774, Jean-Baptiste Biot ranks 2Before him is Caspar David Friedrich. After him are Auguste de Marmont, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Francis Beaufort, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Gaspare Spontini, Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, William Henry, Charles Bell, and Christian Leopold von Buch. Among people deceased in 1862, Jean-Baptiste Biot ranks 4Before him are Martin Van Buren, Henry David Thoreau, and Samuel Colt. After him are John Tyler, James Clark Ross, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Fromental Halévy, Božena Němcová, and Karl Nesselrode.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Baptiste Biot ranks 513 out of 4,109Before him are Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Louis Blériot (1872), André Citroën (1878), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Roger Vadim (1928), and Paul Éluard (1895). After him are Jean Lannes (1769), Charles II of Navarre (1332), Marcel Marceau (1923), André Le Nôtre (1613), Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608), and Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jean-Baptiste Biot ranks 15Before him are Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), François Arago (1786), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Alfred Kastler (1902). After him are Paul Langevin (1872), Albert Fert (1938), Hans Bethe (1906), Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron (1799), Louis Néel (1904), and Edme Mariotte (1620).

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