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 56,790 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Johann Jakob Balmer is the 97th most popular physicist (up from 128th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Switzerland and the 2nd 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 97 out of 721Before him are Peter Debye, Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, and Barry Barish. After him are Charles Glover Barkla, Anders Jonas Ångström, Hippolyte Fizeau, Pavel Cherenkov, Joseph Henry, and C. F. Powell.

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Among people born in 1825, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 7Before him are Johann Strauss II, Thomas Henry Huxley, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Martin Charcot, Ferdinand Lassalle, and Pedro II of Brazil. After him are Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, Emil Erlenmeyer, and Julia, Princess of Battenberg. Among people deceased in 1898, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 6Before him are Otto von Bismarck, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Lewis Carroll, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Gustave Moreau. After him are Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, William Ewart Gladstone, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 36 out of 749Before him are Benjamin Constant (1767), Karl Barth (1886), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921), Eugen Bleuler (1857), Jacob Bernoulli (1654), and Charles Albert Gobat (1843). After him are Élie Ducommun (1833), Alexandre Yersin (1863), Ursula Andress (1936), Henry Fuseli (1741), Auguste Piccard (1884), and Hermann Rorschach (1884).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Johann Jakob Balmer ranks 2Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume (1861). After him are Auguste Piccard (1884), Felix Bloch (1905), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), K. Alex Müller (1927), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Ami Argand (1750), Walther Ritz (1878), Raoul Pictet (1846), and Paul Scherrer (1890).