Johann Wilhelm Hittorf

1824 - 1914

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Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (27 March 1824 – 28 November 1914) was a German physicist who was born in Bonn and died in Münster, Germany. Hittorf was the first to compute the electricity-carrying capacity of charged atoms and molecules (ions), an important factor in understanding electrochemical reactions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Wilhelm Hittorf has received more than 50,200 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Johann Wilhelm Hittorf is the 331st most popular physicist (up from 333rd in 2019), the 1,658th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,624th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Physicist.

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Among physicists, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf ranks 331 out of 717Before him are Bruno Pontecorvo, Gaston Planté, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Pascual Jordan, August Kundt, and Félix Savart. After him are Leopold Infeld, Vladimir Shukhov, George Francis FitzGerald, Moritz von Jacobi, Manfred von Ardenne, and Karl Guthe Jansky.

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Among people born in 1824, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf ranks 23Before him are William Huggins, William Walker, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, and Ludwig Büchner. After him are Nana Sahib, Leland Stanford, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Pierre Janssen, Peter Cornelius, and Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden. Among people deceased in 1914, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf ranks 35Before him are Empress Shōken, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Theodor Kittelsen, Christian Morgenstern, Anatoly Lyadov, and Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. After him are Giuseppe Mercalli, Jurji Zaydan, Charles Martin Hall, Julio Argentino Roca, Theodor Lipps, and Louis Couturat.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf ranks 1,658 out of 6,142Before him are Udo Dirkschneider (1952), August Kundt (1839), Eric Voegelin (1901), Duchess Caroline Mariane of Mecklenburg (1821), Otto V, Duke of Bavaria (1346), and Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1818). After him are Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia (1730), Maria Margaretha Kirch (1670), Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick (1714), Philip Johan von Strahlenberg (1676), Ernst Neufert (1900), and Andreas Libavius (1555).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf ranks 49Before him are Ernst Chladni (1756), Friedrich Hund (1896), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Christoph Scheiner (1575), Pascual Jordan (1902), and August Kundt (1839). After him are Moritz von Jacobi (1801), Manfred von Ardenne (1907), Heinrich Geißler (1814), Paul Drude (1863), Franz Ernst Neumann (1798), and Franz Aepinus (1724).