Lazare Carnot

1753 - 1823

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Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, Count Carnot (French pronunciation: ​[lazaʁ nikɔla maʁɡəʁit kaʁno]; 13 May 1753 – 2 August 1823) was a French mathematician, physicist and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lazare Carnot has received more than 313,965 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Lazare Carnot is the 1,867th most popular politician (up from 1,983rd in 2019), the 646th most popular biography from France (up from 711th in 2019) and the 146th most popular Politician.

Lazare Carnot was a French military engineer, politician, and mathematician. He was best known for his work on the Carnot cycle, a principle of thermodynamics.

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Among politicians, Lazare Carnot ranks 1,867 out of 15,577Before him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Jean Jaurès, Tony Blair, Li Keqiang, and Tiglath-Pileser I. After him are Robert Ritter von Greim, Marcus Furius Camillus, Emomali Rahmon, Britannicus, Félix Faure, and Carinus.

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Among people born in 1753, Lazare Carnot ranks 4Before him are Utamaro, Joseph de Maistre, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier. After him are Jean-Baptiste Kléber, Benjamin Thompson, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Phillis Wheatley, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, and Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse. Among people deceased in 1823, Lazare Carnot ranks 5Before him are Edward Jenner, David Ricardo, Pope Pius VII, and Louis-Nicolas Davout. After him are Jacques Charles, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Ann Radcliffe, André-Jacques Garnerin, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Edmund Cartwright.

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Among people born in France, Lazare Carnot ranks 646 out of 6,011Before him are Daniel Auber (1782), Paul Broca (1824), Siméon Denis Poisson (1781), Éliphas Lévi (1810), Jean Jaurès (1859), and Clotilde (475). After him are Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Félix Faure (1841), François Ravaillac (1578), Agnès Sorel (1422), and Jacques Charles (1763).


Among politicians born in France, Lazare Carnot ranks 146Before him are Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), and Jean Jaurès (1859). After him are Félix Faure (1841), François Ravaillac (1578), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Dom Pérignon (1639), Salome Zourabichvili (1952), and Joan II of Navarre (1311).