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John Kerr

1824 - 1907

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John Kerr FRS (; 17 December 1824 – 15 August 1907) was a Scottish physicist and a pioneer in the field of electro-optics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Kerr has received more than 37,372 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. John Kerr is the 401st most popular physicist (up from 405th in 2019), the 1,709th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,791st in 2019) and the 48th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Kerr ranks 401 out of 717Before him are Christopher Polhem, Hantaro Nagaoka, William Watson, Georgy Flyorov, Friedrich Ernst Dorn, and Victor Weisskopf. After him are Hagen Kleinert, Johann Heinrich Schulze, Walther Meissner, Jurij Vega, Marietta Blau, and Gabriele Veneziano.

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Among people born in 1824, John Kerr ranks 34Before him are Peter Cornelius, Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden, Jozef Israëls, George MacDonald, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, and Gustave Boulanger. After him are Adolphe Monticelli, Kuno Fischer, Vladimir Stasov, Levi P. Morton, Avram Iancu, and Mikhail Loris-Melikov. Among people deceased in 1907, John Kerr ranks 38Before him are Hermann Carl Vogel, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., William Le Baron Jenney, Nicolae Grigorescu, and William, Prince of Wied. After him are René Pottier, Kuno Fischer, Marko Vovchok, Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ottomar Anschütz, and Otto Kuntze.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Kerr ranks 1,709 out of 7,765Before him are Edward Waring (1736), Kenneth Grahame (1859), Charles Gray (1928), John Wetton (1949), Rupert Grint (1988), and James Connolly (1868). After him are Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (1936), Eystein II of Norway (1125), William Murdoch (1754), John Kemp Starley (1854), Miranda Richardson (1958), and Phil Jones (1992).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, John Kerr ranks 48Before him are John Stewart Bell (1928), James Jeans (1877), William Sturgeon (1783), John Henry Poynting (1852), Duncan Haldane (1951), and William Watson (1715). After him are Louis Harold Gray (1905), John Dollond (1706), G. M. B. Dobson (1889), William Robert Grove (1811), Charles Galton Darwin (1887), and Joseph Larmor (1857).