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Max von Laue

1879 - 1960

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Max Theodor Felix von Laue (German: [maks fɔn ˈlaʊ̯ə] (listen); 9 October 1879 – 24 April 1960) was a German physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Max von Laue has received more than 318,585 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Max von Laue is the 63rd most popular physicist (up from 72nd in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Germany (down from 227th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Physicist.

Max von Laue was a German physicist who was most famous for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals in 1912.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Max von Laue ranks 63 out of 721Before him are Mikhail Lomonosov, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Wilhelm Eduard Weber. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, Lev Landau, Carl Zeiss, and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1879, Max von Laue ranks 10Before him are Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emperor Taishō, and Emiliano Zapata. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, Francis Picabia, Ottorino Respighi, Symon Petliura, and Milutin Milanković. Among people deceased in 1960, Max von Laue ranks 7Before him are Albert Camus, Boris Pasternak, Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Albert Kesselring, and Melanie Klein. After him are Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Fausto Coppi, and Amanullah Khan.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Max von Laue ranks 244 out of 5,289Before him are Valentinian II (371), Walther von Brauchitsch (1881), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), Eduard Buchner (1860), Jupp Heynckes (1945), and John of Austria (1547). After him are Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710), Franz Mesmer (1734), Ernst Jünger (1895), Julius Streicher (1885), and Wim Wenders (1945).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Max von Laue ranks 11Before him are Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), and Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804). After him are Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), James Franck (1882), and Ernst Abbe (1840).