Johann Jakob Balmer

1825 - 1898

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Johann Jakob Balmer (1 May 1825 – 12 March 1898) was a Swiss mathematician best known for his work in physics, the Balmer series of hydrogen atom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Jakob Balmer has received more than 89,722 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Johann Jakob Balmer is the 151st most popular physicist (down from 148th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 55th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Swiss Physicist.

Johann Jakob Balmer is most famous for his discovery of the hydrogen spectral series.

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Among physicists, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 151 out of 851Before him are Georges Charpak, Pavel Cherenkov, Hannes Alfvén, Simon van der Meer, Karl Schwarzschild, and Willard Boyle. After him are Albert Fert, Hans Geiger, Maurice Wilkins, Arthur Compton, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, and Hugh Everett III.

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Among people born in 1825, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 7Before him are Johann Strauss II, Pedro II of Brazil, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Ferdinand Lassalle, and Jean-Martin Charcot. After him are Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Emil Erlenmeyer, Marie of Prussia, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Julia, Princess of Battenberg. Among people deceased in 1898, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 10Before him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Gustave Moreau, Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Ivan Shishkin, and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. After him are Charles Garnier, Ferdinand Cohn, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Eleanor Marx, Félicien Rops, and Theodor Fontane.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 54 out of 1,015Before him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Johannes Itten (1888), Robert Walser (1878), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Niklaus Wirth (1934), and Henry Fuseli (1741). After him are Gabriel Cramer (1704), Albert I of Germany (1255), Michel Mayor (1942), Aga Khan IV (1936), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), and H. R. Giger (1940).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 6Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Felix Bloch (1905), and Auguste Piccard (1884). After him are Ami Argand (1750), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Raoul Pictet (1846), Walther Ritz (1878), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), and Alfred Kleiner (1849).