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Pierre Curie

1859 - 1906

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Pierre Curie ( KURE-ee, French: [pjɛʁ kyʁi]; 15 May 1859 – 19 April 1906) was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Curie has received more than 2,977,366 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 105 in 2019). Pierre Curie is the 10th most popular physicist (up from 25th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from France (up from 131st in 2019) and the most popular Physicist.

Pierre Curie is most famous for his work with his wife, Marie Curie, in discovering the elements polonium and radium.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Pierre Curie ranks 10 out of 717Before him are Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alessandro Volta, Max Planck, and Robert Hooke. After him are Hans Christian Ørsted, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, Niels Bohr, and James Clerk Maxwell.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Pierre Curie ranks 2Before him is Wilhelm II, German Emperor. After him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1906, Pierre Curie ranks 2Before him is Paul Cézanne. After him are Henrik Ibsen, Ludwig Boltzmann, Christian IX of Denmark, Élie Ducommun, Archduke Otto of Austria, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Georgy Gapon, and Anton Arensky.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Curie ranks 36 out of 6,011Before him are Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Marcel Proust (1871), and Denis Diderot (1713). After him are Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), Philip IV of France (1268), Eugène Delacroix (1798), and André-Marie Ampère (1775).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Pierre Curie ranks 1After him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Henri Becquerel (1852), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis de Broglie (1892), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Paul Langevin (1872), and Hippolyte Fizeau (1819).