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Louis de Broglie

1892 - 1987

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Louis Victor Pierre Raymond, 7th Duc de Broglie (, also US: , French: [də bʁɔj] or [də bʁœj] (listen); 15 August 1892 – 19 March 1987) was a French physicist and aristocrat who made groundbreaking contributions to quantum theory. In his 1924 PhD thesis, he postulated the wave nature of electrons and suggested that all matter has wave properties. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis de Broglie has received more than 1,191,018 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Louis de Broglie is the 33rd most popular physicist (down from 29th in 2019), the 181st most popular biography from France (down from 157th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Physicist.

Louis de Broglie is most famous for his discovery of the wave-particle duality.

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Among physicists, Louis de Broglie ranks 33 out of 717Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Richard Feynman, Hendrik Lorentz, Ibn al-Haytham, Henry Cavendish, and Gustav Kirchhoff. After him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, William Gilbert, Paul Dirac, Léon Foucault, Lise Meitner, and Pieter Zeeman.

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Among people born in 1892, Louis de Broglie ranks 6Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, Francisco Franco, Haile Selassie, and Walter Benjamin. After him are Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, and Martin Niemöller. Among people deceased in 1987, Louis de Broglie ranks 5Before him are Andy Warhol, Rudolf Hess, Dalida, and Carl Rogers. After him are Rita Hayworth, Primo Levi, Lawrence Kohlberg, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Pola Negri, and Andrey Kolmogorov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 181 out of 6,011Before him are Joseph Bonaparte (1768), Louis VIII of France (1187), Pope John XXII (1244), Pope Urban V (1310), François Viète (1540), and Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663). After him are Gérard Depardieu (1948), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), and Théodore Géricault (1791).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 6Before him are Pierre Curie (1859), André-Marie Ampère (1775), Henri Becquerel (1852), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), and Henry Cavendish (1731). After him are Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Paul Langevin (1872), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819).