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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 343,089 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Peter Debye is the 62nd most popular physicist (up from 91st in 2019), the 31st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 41st in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among physicists, Peter Debye ranks 62 out of 717Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Mikhail Lomonosov. After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Otto Stern, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Emil Lenz.

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Among people born in 1884, Peter Debye ranks 11Before him are Hideki Tojo, Bronisław Malinowski, Edvard Beneš, Anton Drexler, İsmet İnönü, and Édouard Daladier. After him are Max Brod, Franz Halder, Theodor Heuss, Theodor Svedberg, Gaston Bachelard, and Auguste Piccard. Among people deceased in 1966, Peter Debye ranks 9Before him are Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, Buster Keaton, Ken Miles, and Sergei Korolev. After him are Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Sayyid Qutb, Giuseppe Farina, Chester W. Nimitz, and Montgomery Clift.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Peter Debye ranks 31 out of 1,427Before him are Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165), William I of the Netherlands (1772), and Rutger Hauer (1944). After him are Johan Huizinga (1872), Paul Verhoeven (1938), Jan Steen (1626), Rinus Michels (1928), Michiel de Ruyter (1607), and William II of the Netherlands (1792).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Peter Debye ranks 7Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Pieter Zeeman (1865), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853). After him are Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Simon van der Meer (1925), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), and Gerard 't Hooft (1946).