Peter Debye

1884 - 1966

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Peter Joseph William Debye (; Dutch: [dəˈbɛiə]; March 24, 1884 – November 2, 1966) was a Dutch-American physicist and physical chemist, and Nobel laureate in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Debye has received more than 392,379 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Peter Debye is the 112th most popular physicist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 31st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Peter Debye is most famous for his work in the field of chemistry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1936 for his work in the field of electrolytic dissociation.

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Over the past year Peter Debye has had the most page views in the with 47,203 views, followed by German (10,545), and Chinese (7,119). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (224.55%), Haitian (85.11%), and Malagasy (84.58%)


Among physicists, Peter Debye ranks 112 out of 851Before him are Roger Penrose, Alfred Kastler, Jean-Baptiste Biot, Heinrich Rohrer, Ben Roy Mottelson, and Hippolyte Fizeau. After him are Anders Jonas Ångström, Joseph Henry, Walter Houser Brattain, Arnold Sommerfeld, Paul Langevin, and Joseph von Fraunhofer.

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Among people born in 1884, Peter Debye ranks 15Before him are Casimir Funk, Édouard Daladier, Anton Drexler, Max Brod, Theodor Heuss, and Franz Halder. After him are Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Friedrich Bergius, Gaston Bachelard, Hermann Rorschach, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof. Among people deceased in 1966, Peter Debye ranks 13Before him are Sayyid Qutb, Sergei Korolev, Ken Miles, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, and Jean Arp. After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Giuseppe Farina, Frits Zernike, Felix Steiner, Cemal Gürsel, and George de Hevesy.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Peter Debye ranks 47 out of 1,646Before him are Jan Steen (1626), Ruud Gullit (1962), Theo van Gogh (1857), Frank Rijkaard (1962), Paul Verhoeven (1938), and Thomas Bernhard (1931). After him are Max Euwe (1901), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Rem Koolhaas (1944), Frits Zernike (1888), and Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Peter Debye ranks 8Before him are Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853). After him are Frits Zernike (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), and Hans Kramers (1894).