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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 210,768 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Pieter Zeeman is the 39th most popular physicist (up from 40th in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 23rd in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among physicists, Pieter Zeeman ranks 39 out of 717Before him are Louis de Broglie, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, William Gilbert, Paul Dirac, Léon Foucault, and Lise Meitner. After him are J. J. Thomson, Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Ernst Mach, Andrei Sakharov, and Thomas Young.

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Among people born in 1865, Pieter Zeeman ranks 4Before him are Jean Sibelius, George V, and Rudyard Kipling. After him are Erich Ludendorff, Ferdinand I of Romania, Warren G. Harding, Archduke Otto of Austria, W. B. Yeats, Alexander Glazunov, Carl Nielsen, and Paul Dukas. Among people deceased in 1943, Pieter Zeeman ranks 6Before him are Nikola Tesla, Sergei Rachmaninoff, David Hilbert, Karl Landsteiner, and Isoroku Yamamoto. After him are Camille Claudel, Simone Weil, Boris III of Bulgaria, Henrik Pontoppidan, Theodor Eicke, and Yakov Dzhugashvili.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 21 out of 1,427Before him are Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff (1852). After him are Pope Adrian VI (1459), Willem Barentsz (1550), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Pieter Zeeman ranks 4Before him are Christiaan Huygens (1629), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), and Hendrik Lorentz (1853). After him are Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Simon van der Meer (1925), and Jan Ingenhousz (1730).