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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 26,771 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Macedonio Melloni is the 512th most popular physicist (down from 463rd in 2019), the 2,827th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,457th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Macedonio Melloni ranks 512 out of 717Before him are Leonid Mandelstam, John G. Trump, Anatole Abragam, Berta Karlik, Christian Mayer, and Ira Sprague Bowen. After him are Julius Edgar Lilienfeld, August Beer, Leopoldo Nobili, Mildred Dresselhaus, Carlo Rovelli, and Robert H. Dicke.

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Among people born in 1798, Macedonio Melloni ranks 29Before him are Jules Armand Dufaure, Massimo d'Azeglio, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Sophronius IV of Alexandria, Alexei Lvov, and Anton Delvig. After him are Carl Blechen, Charles Wilkes, Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, Paolo Savi, Willibald Alexis, and Karl Georg Christian von Staudt. Among people deceased in 1854, Macedonio Melloni ranks 32Before him are Simón Rodríguez, Silvio Pellico, Vatroslav Lisinski, Caroline of Hesse-Homburg, Joaquina Vedruna de Mas, and Jean Coralli. After him are José Joaquín de Herrera, Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, Joseph de Villèle, Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, and Józef Chłopicki.

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Among people born in Italy, Macedonio Melloni ranks 2,827 out of 4,668Before him are Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis (-600), Giovanni Battista Giraldi (1504), Attilio Ariosti (1666), Guido Masetti (1907), Laura Mancinelli (1933), and Titus Calpurnius Siculus (290). After him are Bruno Mattei (1931), Domenico Morosini (1080), Eraldo Monzeglio (1906), Franca Rame (1929), Filippo Turati (1857), and Goffredo Mameli (1827).


Among physicists born in Italy, Macedonio Melloni ranks 25Before him are Bruno Rossi (1905), Richard Mollier (1863), Giovanni Poleni (1683), Edoardo Amaldi (1908), Giovanni Battista Beccaria (1716), and Nicola Cabibbo (1935). After him are Carlo Rovelli (1956), Augusto Righi (1850), Antonio Pacinotti (1841), Giuseppe Occhialini (1907), Fabiola Gianotti (1960), and Giovanni Giorgi (1871).