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 1,097,714 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Louis de Broglie is the 29th most popular physicist (up from 36th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from France (up from 191st in 2019) and the 4th 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 29 out of 721Before him are Enrico Fermi, Ibn al-Haytham, Pierre Curie, Daniel Bernoulli, Hendrik Lorentz, and Luigi Galvani. After him are Henry Cavendish, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Richard Feynman, J. J. Thomson, Gustav Kirchhoff, and Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.

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Among people born in 1892, Louis de Broglie ranks 5Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Josip Broz Tito, Francisco Franco, and Haile Selassie. After him are Walter Benjamin, Manfred von Richthofen, Ivo Andrić, Pearl S. Buck, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and Oliver Hardy. Among people deceased in 1987, Louis de Broglie ranks 3Before him are Andy Warhol and Rudolf Hess. After him are Carl Rogers, Dalida, Lawrence Kohlberg, Primo Levi, Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, and Pola Negri.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 157 out of 5,234Before him are Louis de Funès (1914), François Mitterrand (1916), Christian Dior (1905), Charles V of France (1338), Pope John XXII (1244), and Sully Prudhomme (1839). After him are Erik Satie (1866), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Sylvester II (938), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Louis de Broglie ranks 4Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Henri Becquerel (1852), and Pierre Curie (1859). After him are Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774).