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Jean Charles Athanase Peltier

1785 - 1845

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Jean Charles Athanase Peltier (; French: [pɛltje]; 22 February 1785 – 27 October 1845) was a French physicist. He was originally a watch dealer, but at the age of 30 began experiments and observations in physics. Peltier was the author of numerous papers in different departments of physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Charles Athanase Peltier has received more than 91,035 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Charles Athanase Peltier is the 327th most popular physicist (down from 307th in 2019), the 1,745th most popular biography from France (down from 1,630th in 2019) and the 35th most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier ranks 327 out of 717Before him are John Mauchly, Yakov Zeldovich, James Jeans, Frank Wilczek, Bruno Pontecorvo, and Gaston Planté. After him are Pascual Jordan, August Kundt, Félix Savart, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Leopold Infeld, and Vladimir Shukhov.

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Among people born in 1785, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier ranks 15Before him are Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Thomas De Quincey, John James Audubon, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Pierre Louis Dulong. After him are Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Diponegoro, Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Lady Caroline Lamb, Prince Paul of Württemberg, and Friedrich Wieck. Among people deceased in 1845, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier ranks 7Before him are Andrew Jackson, Julie Clary, August Wilhelm Schlegel, John Frederic Daniell, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, and Guadalupe Victoria. After him are Roustam Raza, Simon Mayr, Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Louis-Léopold Boilly, and Isabella Colbran.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier ranks 1,745 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Mendès France (1907), Jan Asselijn (1610), Vincent of Lérins (400), Alcide d'Orbigny (1802), Georges Canguilhem (1904), and Robert Desnos (1900). After him are Philippe Leroy (1930), Anne Desclos (1907), Émile Coué (1857), Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838), André Jolivet (1905), and Jean Djorkaeff (1939).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier ranks 35Before him are Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Hélène Langevin-Joliot (1927), Edmond Becquerel (1820), Jean-Charles de Borda (1733), Marguerite Perey (1909), and Gaston Planté (1834). After him are Félix Savart (1791), John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683), Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700), Henri Pitot (1695), Léon Brillouin (1889), and Maurice de Broglie (1875).