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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 249,249 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Peter Debye is the 91st most popular physicist (up from 99th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 37th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Dutch Physicist.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Peter Debye ranks 91 out of 721. Before him are C. V. Raman, Dennis Gabor, James Franck, Arthur Compton, Aage Bohr, and Carl David Anderson. After him are Gabriel Lippmann, Ernst Abbe, Ernst Ruska, William Henry Bragg, Barry Barish, and Johann Jakob Balmer.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1884, Peter Debye ranks 12Before him are Edvard Beneš, Hideki Tojo, İsmet İnönü, Anton Drexler, Max Brod, and Édouard Daladier. After him are Franz Halder, Walther von Reichenau, Gaston Bachelard, Theodor Heuss, Auguste Piccard, and Hermann Rorschach. Among people deceased in 1966, Peter Debye ranks 13Before him are Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Chester W. Nimitz, Montgomery Clift, and Giuseppe Farina. After him are Ken Miles, Sayyid Qutb, Felix Steiner, Dietrich von Choltitz, Cemal Gürsel, and George de Hevesy.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Peter Debye ranks 41 out of 1,209. Before him are Jan Steen (1626), Jan van Riebeeck (1619), Theo van Gogh (1857), Willebrord Snellius (1580), William II of the Netherlands (1792), and Ronald Koeman (1963). After him are Theo van Doesburg (1883), Thomas Bernhard (1931), Max Euwe (1901), Johan de Witt (1625), Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1870), and Jacob van Ruisdael (1628).

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 Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), and Gerard 't Hooft (1946).