Paul Niggli

1888 - 1953

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Paul Niggli (26 June 1888 – 13 January 1953) was a Swiss crystallographer, mineralogist, and petrologist who was a leader in the field of X-ray crystallography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Niggli has received more than 17,423 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Paul Niggli is the 75th most popular geologist (down from 68th in 2019), the 614th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 588th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Geologist.

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Over the past year Paul Niggli has had the most page views in the with 2,913 views, followed by German (1,008), and Polish (713). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (120.83%), Hebrew (61.21%), and Egyptian Arabic (47.52%)


Among geologists, Paul Niggli ranks 75 out of 90Before him are Rinchen Barsbold, Lawrence Lambe, M. King Hubbert, David A. Johnston, Henry De la Beche, and Jens Esmark. After him are Daniel Barringer, Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rudolf Geiger, Andrey Arkhangelsky, Judith Curry, and Feodor Yulievich Levinson-Lessing.

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Among people born in 1888, Paul Niggli ranks 244Before him are Cathleen Nesbitt, Natalena Koroleva, Eduard Bass, Osvald Moberg, Willis Augustus Lee, and Ferdinand Bie. After him are Joseph Pletincx, William Hood Simpson, Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola, Karl Gustafsson, Victor Schertzinger, and Herbert Morrison. Among people deceased in 1953, Paul Niggli ranks 178Before him are Florence Price, Maurice Vignerot, Herbert E. Ives, Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Annie Kenney, and Fred M. Vinson. After him are Luis Alberto Riart, Henri Padé, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Thomas Thorstensen, James Scullin, and Edward Sedgwick.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Paul Niggli ranks 614 out of 1,015Before him are Emmanuel Pahud (1970), Georges Trombert (1874), Manuel Akanji (1995), Bruno Manser (1954), Erika Hess (1962), and Willy Kernen (1929). After him are Didier Cuche (1974), Lukas Ammann (1912), Loris Kessel (1950), Pascal Richard (1964), Paola del Medico (1950), and Alfred Neveu (1890).

Among GEOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among geologists born in Switzerland, Paul Niggli ranks 3Before him are Jean-André Deluc (1727), and Albert Heim (1849).