Philipp Lenard

1862 - 1947

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Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard (Hungarian: Lénárd Fülöp Eduárd Antal; 7 June 1862 – 20 May 1947) was a Hungarian-born German physicist and the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his work on cathode rays and the discovery of many of their properties. One of his most important contributions was the experimental realization of the photoelectric effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philipp Lenard has received more than 569,888 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Philipp Lenard is the 42nd most popular physicist (down from 39th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Slovakia (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Slovak Physicist.

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Among physicists, Philipp Lenard ranks 42 out of 721. Before him are Ernst Mach, Wolfgang Pauli, Andrei Sakharov, Lise Meitner, Pieter Zeeman, and Léon Foucault. After him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Paul Dirac, Hermann von Helmholtz, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Christian Doppler, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.

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Among people born in 1862, Philipp Lenard ranks 5Before him are Gustav Klimt, Claude Debussy, Maurice Maeterlinck, and David Hilbert. After him are O. Henry, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, Joseph Merrick, William Henry Bragg, and Allvar Gullstrand. Among people deceased in 1947, Philipp Lenard ranks 7Before him are Max Planck, Henry Ford, Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Rudolf Höss, and Aleister Crowley. After him are Kurt Lewin, Christian X of Denmark, Victor Horta, Jozef Tiso, Raoul Wallenberg, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Philipp Lenard ranks 3 out of 298. Before him are Alexander Dubček (1921) and Elizabeth of Hungary (1207). After him are Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440), John Zápolya (1487), Franz Lehár (1870), Jozef Tiso (1887), Gustáv Husák (1913), Gyula Andrássy (1823), Béla I of Hungary (1016), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), and Emeric Thököly (1657).

Among PHYSICISTS In Slovakia

Among physicists born in Slovakia, Philipp Lenard ranks 1After him are Johann Andreas Segner (1704) and Ányos Jedlik (1800).

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