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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 85,845 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Johann Jakob Balmer is the 148th most popular physicist (down from 97th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 36th in 2019) and the 5th 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 148 out of 717Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson, Felix Bloch, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Karl Schwarzschild, Hans Bethe, and William Shockley. After him are Ben Roy Mottelson, Martin Lewis Perl, Rudolf Mössbauer, Hans Geiger, Peter Grünberg, and Val Logsdon Fitch.

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

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 55 out of 876Before him are Aga Khan IV (1936), Michel Mayor (1942), Carlo Maderno (1556), Felix Bloch (1905), Hans Albert Einstein (1904), and Clay Regazzoni (1939). After him are H. R. Giger (1940), Gabriel Cramer (1704), Friedrich Miescher (1844), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), and Walter Rudolf Hess (1881).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 5Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861), Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), and Felix Bloch (1905). After him are K. Alex Müller (1927), Ami Argand (1750), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), and Alfred Kleiner (1849).