Pierre Louis Dulong

1785 - 1838

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Pierre Louis Dulong FRS FRSE (; French: [dylɔ̃]; 12 February 1785 – 19 July 1838) was a French physicist and chemist. He is remembered today largely for the law of Dulong and Petit, although he was much-lauded by his contemporaries for his studies into the elasticity of steam, conduction of heat, and specific heats of gases. He worked most extensively on the specific heat capacity and the expansion and refractive indices of gases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Louis Dulong has received more than 48,720 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Pierre Louis Dulong is the 271st most popular physicist (up from 282nd in 2019), the 1,297th most popular biography from France (down from 1,295th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Physicist.

Pierre Louis Dulong is most famous for his work in thermodynamics and for being the first person to identify the Dulong-Petit law.

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Among physicists, Pierre Louis Dulong ranks 271 out of 721Before him are Ernest Walton, Makoto Kobayashi, Brian Josephson, Serge Haroche, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Charles Wheatstone. After him are Thomas Johann Seebeck, Klaus von Klitzing, Andre Geim, Jan Ingenhousz, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, and Gérard Mourou.

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Among people born in 1785, Pierre Louis Dulong ranks 11Before him are Alessandro Manzoni, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Bettina von Arnim, Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and Thomas De Quincey. After him are Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John James Audubon, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Diponegoro, and Hans Karl von Diebitsch. Among people deceased in 1838, Pierre Louis Dulong ranks 5Before him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Adelbert von Chamisso, and Jean Marc Gaspard Itard. After him are Ferdinand Ries, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Bernard Courtois, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Johann Nepomuk Maelzel, Bernhard Crusell, and Johanna Schopenhauer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Louis Dulong ranks 1,297 out of 5,234Before him are Louis, Count of Évreux (1276), François Louis, Prince of Conti (1664), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661), and Aegidius (450). After him are Paul Gachet (1828), Raymond Poulidor (1936), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Joseph Bédier (1864), Everard des Barres (1113), and Jean-Marc Nattier (1685).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Pierre Louis Dulong ranks 27Before him are Louis Néel (1904), Claude-Louis Navier (1785), Edmond Becquerel (1820), Antoine César Becquerel (1788), Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), and Edme Mariotte (1620). After him are Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier (1754), Gérard Mourou (1944), Jean-Charles de Borda (1733), Félix Savart (1791), Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700), and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier (1785).