John Henry Poynting

1852 - 1914

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John Henry Poynting FRS (9 September 1852 – 30 March 1914) was an English physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Henry Poynting has received more than 122,047 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Henry Poynting is the 390th most popular physicist (down from 389th in 2019), the 1,491st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,610th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Henry Poynting ranks 390 out of 851Before him are Christopher Polhem, Sameera Moussa, Robert Brout, Louis Poinsot, Wolfgang Ketterle, and George Johnstone Stoney. After him are Franz Aepinus, Friedrich Paschen, Léon Brillouin, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Edward Witten, and Takaaki Kajita.

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Among people born in 1852, John Henry Poynting ranks 42Before him are Yamamoto Gonnohyōe, Max von Gallwitz, I. L. Peretz, John Harvey Kellogg, Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria, and Théophile Delcassé. After him are Joseph Freinademetz, Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Vera Figner, Friedrich Loeffler, Bérenger Saunière, and Arnold Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1914, John Henry Poynting ranks 43Before him are Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Giuseppe Mercalli, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Julio Argentino Roca, Angelo Moriondo, and Ivan Zajc. After him are Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Stevan Mokranjac, Charles Martin Hall, Ödön Lechner, John Muir, and Albert Günther.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Henry Poynting ranks 1,491 out of 8,785Before him are Arthur Rackham (1867), Arthur Phillip (1738), Jeff Lynne (1947), Vera Lynn (1917), George Smith (1840), and Roger Byrne (1929). After him are Henry Pelham (1694), John Bagot Glubb (1897), Emily Watson (1967), Maggie Reilly (1956), Anthony Trollope (1815), and Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (1373).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Henry Poynting ranks 45Before him are Joseph Swan (1828), John Stewart Bell (1928), William Sturgeon (1783), Stephen Hales (1677), Peter Mansfield (1933), and Duncan Haldane (1951). After him are John Canton (1718), John Dollond (1706), Louis Harold Gray (1905), William Watson (1715), Dennis W. Sciama (1926), and John Kerr (1824).