Macedonio Melloni

1798 - 1854

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Macedonio Melloni (11 April 1798 – 11 August 1854) was an Italian physicist, notable for demonstrating that radiant heat has similar physical properties to those of light. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Macedonio Melloni has received more than 22,564 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Macedonio Melloni is the 463rd most popular physicist (down from 443rd in 2019), the 2,460th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,135th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Macedonio Melloni ranks 463 out of 721Before him are John Leslie, Heinrich Rubens, Takaaki Kajita, Pierre Victor Auger, Anatole Abragam, and Grote Reber. After him are Jacob Bekenstein, William Robert Grove, Saul Perlmutter, Stefan Hell, Alexis Thérèse Petit, and Boris Podolsky.

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Among people born in 1798, Macedonio Melloni ranks 23Before him are Christian August II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Alexander Gorchakov, Andries Pretorius, Dionysios Solomos, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, and Jules Armand Dufaure. After him are Massimo d'Azeglio, Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, Alexei Lvov, Anton Delvig, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, and Abigail Fillmore. Among people deceased in 1854, Macedonio Melloni ranks 23Before him are Almeida Garrett, Fructuoso Rivera, Nicolás Bravo, Samuel Wilson, Silvio Pellico, and Abdullah Abdul Kadir. After him are Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel, Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, Vatroslav Lisinski, Joseph de Villèle, Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, and Anton Pann.

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Among people born in Italy, Macedonio Melloni ranks 2,460 out of 4,088Before him are Gian Piero Ventura (1948), Pietro Mennea (1952), Alessandro Albani (1692), Francesco Molin (1575), Mantovani (1905), and Margaret Paleologa (1510). After him are Carlo Lizzani (1922), Massimo d'Azeglio (1798), Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555), Virginio Rosetta (1902), Pietro Serantoni (1906), and Alda Merini (1931).


Among physicists born in Italy, Macedonio Melloni ranks 20Before him are Carlo Matteucci (1811), Gabriele Veneziano (1942), Bruno Rossi (1905), Giovanni Battista Amici (1786), Richard Mollier (1863), and Federico Faggin (1941). After him are Edoardo Amaldi (1908), Giuseppe Occhialini (1907), Nicola Cabibbo (1935), Augusto Righi (1850), Antonio Pacinotti (1841), and Giovanni Giorgi (1871).