Louis de Broglie

1892 - 1987

Louis de Broglie

Louis Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie, 7th duc de Broglie (, also US: , French: [də bʁɔj] or [də bʁœj] (listen); 15 August 1892 – 19 March 1987) was a French physicist 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 819,147 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Louis de Broglie ranks 36 out of 659Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, Gustav Kirchhoff, and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb. After him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, Philipp Lenard, Wilhelm Röntgen, Ernst Mach, and Pieter Zeeman.

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Among people born in 1892, Louis de Broglie ranks 7Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, Francisco Franco, Ivo Andrić, Walter Benjamin, and Haile Selassie. After him are Manfred von Richthofen, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, J. Paul Getty, and Alexander Alekhine. 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, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Gunnar Myrdal.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 192 out of 4,109Before him are Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Nicéphore Niépce (1765), Charles IV of France (1294), Théodore Géricault (1791), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), and Louis X of France (1289). After him are Georges Méliès (1861), Pope Clement VI (1291), Alfred Sisley (1839), Henry II of England (1133), Gustave Doré (1832), and François-René de Chateaubriand (1768).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 6Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Pierre Curie (1859), Henri Becquerel (1852), Henry Cavendish (1731), and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736). After him are Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788), and François Arago (1786).

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