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Manfred von Ardenne

1907 - 1997

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Manfred von Ardenne (20 January 1907 – 26 May 1997) was a German researcher and applied physicist and inventor. He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medical technology, nuclear technology, plasma physics, and radio and television technology. From 1928 to 1945, he directed his private research laboratory Forschungslaboratorium für Elektronenphysik. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manfred von Ardenne has received more than 172,364 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Manfred von Ardenne is the 336th most popular physicist (down from 334th in 2019), the 1,711th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,647th in 2019) and the 51st most popular German Physicist.

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Among physicists, Manfred von Ardenne ranks 336 out of 717Before him are Félix Savart, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Leopold Infeld, Vladimir Shukhov, George Francis FitzGerald, and Moritz von Jacobi. After him are Karl Guthe Jansky, Shuji Nakamura, Walter A. Shewhart, Ami Argand, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Heinrich Geißler.

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Among people born in 1907, Manfred von Ardenne ranks 88Before him are Pierre Mendès France, Franz Jägerstätter, Trường Chinh, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Anne Desclos, and Mehdi Bazargan. After him are René Char, Jan Patočka, Antonín Puč, Sisavang Vatthana, Pavel Sudoplatov, and Johann Trollmann. Among people deceased in 1997, Manfred von Ardenne ranks 76Before him are Son Sen, George Wald, Mate Boban, Alparslan Türkeş, Ernst Wilimowski, and Giuseppe De Santis. After him are Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Samuel Fuller, Gunpei Yokoi, Hastings Banda, François Furet, and Virgilio Barco Vargas.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Manfred von Ardenne ranks 1,711 out of 6,142Before him are Dietmar Hopp (1940), Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg (1759), Walter Röhrl (1947), Michael Stifel (1487), Richenza of Northeim (1087), and Kurt von Tippelskirch (1891). After him are Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1720), Matilda of Frisia (1024), Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1739), Andreas Osiander (1498), Max Immelmann (1890), and George, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1779).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Manfred von Ardenne ranks 51Before him are Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Christoph Scheiner (1575), Pascual Jordan (1902), August Kundt (1839), Johann Wilhelm Hittorf (1824), and Moritz von Jacobi (1801). After him are Heinrich Geißler (1814), Paul Drude (1863), Franz Ernst Neumann (1798), Franz Aepinus (1724), Johanna Budwig (1908), and Wolfgang Ketterle (1957).