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Philipp Lenard

1862 - 1947

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Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard (German pronunciation: [ˈfɪlɪp ˈleːnaʁt] (listen); 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 735,719 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Philipp Lenard is the 53rd most popular physicist (down from 42nd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Slovakia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Slovak Physicist.

Philipp Lenard was a German physicist who discovered cathode rays and the law of conservation of energy.

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Among physicists, Philipp Lenard ranks 53 out of 717Before him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, Christian Doppler, Wilhelm Wien, and Georges Lemaître. After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Max Born, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Otto von Guericke, Gabriel Lippmann, and Rudolf Clausius.

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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 Arthur Schnitzler, Gerhart Hauptmann, O. Henry, William Henry Bragg, Allvar Gullstrand, Aristide Briand, and Victoria of Baden. Among people deceased in 1947, Philipp Lenard ranks 8Before him are Henry Ford, Al Capone, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Rudolf Höss, Aleister Crowley, and Kurt Lewin. After him are Christian X of Denmark, Jozef Tiso, Victor Horta, George II of Greece, Raoul Wallenberg, and Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Philipp Lenard ranks 4 out of 357Before him are Alexander Dubček (1921), Elizabeth of Hungary (1207), and Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440). After him are John Zápolya (1487), Franz Lehár (1870), Jozef Tiso (1887), Gustáv Husák (1913), Gyula Andrássy (1823), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), and Ferenc Szálasi (1897).

Among PHYSICISTS In Slovakia

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