Robert Hooke

1635 - 1703

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Robert Hooke FRS (; 18 July 1635 [N.S. 28 July] – 3 March 1703 [N.S. 14 March]) was an English polymath active as a scientist and architect, who, using a microscope, was the first to visualize a micro-organism. 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 3,265,627 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Robert Hooke is the 14th most popular physicist (up from 16th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 45th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Physicist.

Robert Hooke was an English scientist who is most famous for his discovery of the law of elasticity.

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Among physicists, Robert Hooke ranks 14 out of 721Before him are Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, and James Clerk Maxwell. After him are Werner Heisenberg, Evangelista Torricelli, Henri Becquerel, Christiaan Huygens, Georg Ohm, and Erwin Schrödinger.

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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, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, and Zanabazar. 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, Thomas Kingo, and Nicolas de Grigny.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Hooke ranks 48 out of 6,924Before him are Henry V of England (1386), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), William Wallace (1270), Edward Jenner (1749), John Dalton (1766), and Alfred the Great (849). After him are Lord Byron (1788), Thomas More (1478), Sean Connery (1930), Francis Drake (1540), Cecil Rhodes (1853), and Thomas Robert Malthus (1766).

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 Prescott Joule (1818), and James Clerk Maxwell (1831). After him are J. J. Thomson (1856), Paul Dirac (1902), William Gilbert (1544), James Chadwick (1891), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869).