Robert Hooke

1635 - 1703

Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke FRS (; 28 July [O.S. 18 July] 1635 – 3 March 1703) was an English scientist and architect, a polymath, recently called "England's Leonardo", who, using a microscope, was the first to visualize a microorganism. An impoverished scientific inquirer in young adulthood, he found wealth and esteem by performing over half of the architectural surveys after London's great fire of 1666. Hooke was also a member of the Royal Society and since 1662 was its curator of experiments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Hooke has received more than 2,893,682 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Robert Hooke ranks 16 out of 659Before him are André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Henri Becquerel, James Prescott Joule, and Christiaan Huygens. After him are Evangelista Torricelli, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger, Enrico Fermi, Georg Ohm, and Heinrich Hertz.

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Among people born in 1635, Robert Hooke ranks 1After him are Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Henry Morgan, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, François l'Olonnais, Johann Joachim Becher, Philipp Spener, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philippe Quinault, Zanabazar, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, and Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1703, Robert Hooke ranks 1After him are Charles Perrault, Mustafa II, Man in the Iron Mask, John Wallis, Vincenzo Viviani, Johann Christoph Bach, Samuel Pepys, Ilona Zrínyi, Erik Dahlbergh, Nicolas de Grigny, and Thomas Kingo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Hooke ranks 45 out of 5,347Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), Anne Boleyn (1501), Francis Drake (1540), William Wallace (1270), James Prescott Joule (1818), and Lewis Carroll (1832). After him are Sean Connery (1930), John Dalton (1766), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), Anthony Hopkins (1937), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), and Oliver Cromwell (1599).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Robert Hooke ranks 6Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), Stephen Hawking (1942), Michael Faraday (1791), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), and James Prescott Joule (1818). After him are J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), and William Gilbert (1544).