Pieter Zeeman

1865 - 1943

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Pieter Zeeman (Dutch: [ˈzeːmɑn]; 25 May 1865 – 9 October 1943) was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Zeeman has received more than 249,961 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Pieter Zeeman is the 43rd most popular physicist (down from 39th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Netherlands and the 5th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Pieter Zeeman is most famous for his discovery of the Zeeman effect, which is the splitting of a spectral line into several components in the presence of a magnetic field.

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Over the past year Pieter Zeeman has had the most page views in the with 29,756 views, followed by Dutch (9,019), and Spanish (6,204). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Haitian (112.30%), Hakka (96.70%), and Ilocano (80.34%)


Among physicists, Pieter Zeeman ranks 43 out of 851Before him are Henry Cavendish, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Wolfgang Pauli, Lise Meitner, Gerard 't Hooft, and Max von Laue. After him are J. J. Thomson, Philipp Lenard, William Gilbert, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Léon Foucault, and Christian Doppler.

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Among people born in 1865, Pieter Zeeman ranks 4Before him are Jean Sibelius, Rudyard Kipling, and George V. After him are Erich Ludendorff, Alexander Glazunov, Archduke Otto of Austria, Warren G. Harding, Suzanne Valadon, Ferdinand I of Romania, Arthur Harden, and W. B. Yeats. Among people deceased in 1943, Pieter Zeeman ranks 5Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, and Isoroku Yamamoto. After him are Simone Weil, Karl Landsteiner, Camille Claudel, Henrik Pontoppidan, Boris III of Bulgaria, Theodor Eicke, and Sophie Scholl.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 21 out of 1,646Before him are Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), and Gerard 't Hooft (1946). After him are M. C. Escher (1898), Willem Barentsz (1550), Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 5Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and Gerard 't Hooft (1946). After him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), and Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931).