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John Tyndall

1820 - 1893

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John Tyndall FRS (; 2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th-century Irish physicist. His scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Tyndall has received more than 627,543 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. John Tyndall is the 273rd most popular physicist (down from 227th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 39th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Physicist.

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Among physicists, John Tyndall ranks 273 out of 717Before her are Henry Way Kendall, Joseph Swan, Patrick Blackett, Douglas Osheroff, Andre Geim, and Brian Josephson. After her are Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Masatoshi Koshiba, Leo Esaki, Zhores Alferov, Otto Robert Frisch, and Jan Ingenhousz.

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Among people born in 1820, John Tyndall ranks 20Before her are Susan B. Anthony, Božena Němcová, William Tecumseh Sherman, Princess Alexandrine of Baden, Lewis A. Swift, and William John Macquorn Rankine. After her are Mathilde Bonaparte, John Tenniel, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Yaqub Beg, Edmond Becquerel, and Édouard Roche. Among people deceased in 1893, John Tyndall ranks 14Before her are Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Josef Stefan, Jules Ferry, and Ernst Kummer. After her are George Tupou I, Baron Alexander von Bach, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Alfredo Catalani, Heinrich Göbel, and P. G. T. Beauregard.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, John Tyndall ranks 48 out of 501Before her are Bertie Ahern (1951), Columba (521), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brendan Gleeson (1955), Richard Cantillon (1680), and Ethel Voynich (1864). After her are Maureen O'Hara (1920), Harald Gille (1103), Ernest Walton (1903), John Toland (1670), Thomas Moore (1779), and Edward England (1685).

Among PHYSICISTS In Ireland

Among physicists born in Ireland, John Tyndall ranks 2Before her are William Rowan Hamilton (1805). After her are Ernest Walton (1903), George Francis FitzGerald (1851), George Johnstone Stoney (1826), John Sealy Townsend (1868), and John Joly (1857).