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 2,669,697 page views. His biography is available in 105 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 102 in 2019). Pierre Curie is the 25th most popular physicist (down from 11th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from France (down from 44th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French 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, Pierre Curie ranks 25 out of 721Before him are Georg Ohm, Erwin Schrödinger, Hans Christian Ørsted, Heinrich Hertz, Enrico Fermi, and Ibn al-Haytham. After him are Daniel Bernoulli, Hendrik Lorentz, Luigi Galvani, Louis de Broglie, Henry Cavendish, and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.

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Among people born in 1859, Pierre Curie ranks 8Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, John Dewey, and Edmund Husserl. After him are Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Svante Arrhenius, Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, and Sholem Aleichem. Among people deceased in 1906, Pierre Curie ranks 3Before him are Paul Cézanne and Henrik Ibsen. After him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Christian IX of Denmark, Archduke Otto of Austria, Élie Ducommun, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Anton Arensky, and Georgy Gapon.

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Among people born in France, Pierre Curie ranks 131 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre Bourdieu (1930), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), and Louis Daguerre (1787). After him are Saint Sebastian (300), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Jacques Chirac (1932), Charles VIII of France (1470), Alfred Dreyfus (1859), and Jean-François Millet (1814).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Pierre Curie ranks 3Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775) and Henri Becquerel (1852). After him are Louis de Broglie (1892), Henry Cavendish (1731), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Léon Foucault (1819), Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900), Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792), Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), and Jean-Baptiste Biot (1774).