Mihajlo Pupin

1858 - 1935

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced [miˈxǎjlo ˈîdʋoɾski ˈpǔpin]; 4 October 1858 – 12 March 1935), also known as Michael Pupin, was a Serbian physicist, physical chemist and philanthropist based in the United States. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mihajlo Pupin has received more than 335,841 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Mihajlo Pupin is the 220th most popular physicist (down from 215th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Serbia (down from 44th in 2019) and the most popular Physicist.

Mihajlo Pupin is most famous for his work in the field of wireless communication. He invented the first radio wave antenna, and also discovered the phenomenon of electromagnetic waves.

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Among physicists, Mihajlo Pupin ranks 220 out of 717Before him are David Brewster, Ratko Janev, Georg von Békésy, Bertram Brockhouse, Tsung-Dao Lee, and Rolf Maximilian Sievert. After him are Charles Wheatstone, Andrew Huxley, Clifford Shull, John Kendrew, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Alexander Prokhorov.

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Among people born in 1858, Mihajlo Pupin ranks 23Before him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Kang Youwei, Maria Christina of Austria, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Marie Bashkirtseff. After him are Alessandro Moreschi, Eugène Dubois, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Eleonora Duse, Lovis Corinth, and Prince Valdemar of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1935, Mihajlo Pupin ranks 27Before him are Hugo Junkers, John Macleod, Komitas, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, Henri Pirenne, and Josef Suk. After him are Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Panait Istrati, Aron Nimzowitsch, Rashid Rida, and Max Liebermann.

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In Serbia

Among people born in Serbia, Mihajlo Pupin ranks 47 out of 564Before him are Nikola Pašić (1845), Milan Nedić (1878), Krum (710), Milorad Pavić (1929), Tomislav Nikolić (1952), and Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1806). After him are Aleksandar Ranković (1909), Dragan Džajić (1946), Bora Milutinović (1944), Milena Dravić (1940), Aleksandar Vučić (1970), and Danilo Kiš (1935).

Among PHYSICISTS In Serbia

Among physicists born in Serbia, Mihajlo Pupin ranks 1