Louis Poinsot

1777 - 1859

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Louis Poinsot (French pronunciation: [lwi pwɛ̃so]; 3 January 1777 – 5 December 1859) was a French mathematician and physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Poinsot has received more than 47,126 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Louis Poinsot is the 387th most popular physicist, the 2,158th most popular biography from France (up from 2,295th in 2019) and the 46th most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Louis Poinsot ranks 387 out of 851Before him are Duncan Haldane, Hiroshi Amano, Oskar Klein, Christopher Polhem, Sameera Moussa, and Robert Brout. After him are Wolfgang Ketterle, George Johnstone Stoney, John Henry Poynting, Franz Aepinus, Friedrich Paschen, and Léon Brillouin.

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Among people born in 1777, Louis Poinsot ranks 19Before him are Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Bernard Courtois, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Adélaïde d'Orléans, and Filippo Taglioni. After him are Guillaume Dupuytren, Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Lorenzo Bartolini, John Ross, and Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom. Among people deceased in 1859, Louis Poinsot ranks 27Before him are John Austin, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Alfred Vail, Carl Adolph Agardh, Yoshida Shōin, and Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi. After him are Robert Stephenson, Karl Baedeker, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Zygmunt Krasiński, Nana Sahib, and Sergey Aksakov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Poinsot ranks 2,158 out of 6,770Before him are Augustin Barruel (1741), Paul Andreu (1938), Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès (1812), François-Joseph Talma (1763), Raymonde de Laroche (1882), and Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1844). After him are Jean-Baptiste van Loo (1684), Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne (1756), Augustin Thierry (1795), Catherine Charlotte de Gramont (1639), Louis I, Count of Blois (1172), and André Leroi-Gourhan (1911).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Louis Poinsot ranks 46Before him are Auguste Bravais (1811), Gaston Planté (1834), Charles Fabry (1867), Maurice de Broglie (1875), Jules Antoine Lissajous (1822), and Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700). After him are Léon Brillouin (1889), Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval (1851), Henri Tresca (1814), Louis Paul Cailletet (1832), Louis-François-Clement Breguet (1804), and Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille (1797).