Rudolf Clausius

1822 - 1888

Rudolf Clausius

Rudolf Julius Emanuel Clausius (German pronunciation: [ˈʁuːdɔlf ˈklaʊ̯zi̯ʊs]; 2 January 1822 – 24 August 1888) was a German physicist and mathematician and is considered one of the central founders of the science of thermodynamics. By his restatement of Sadi Carnot's principle known as the Carnot cycle, he gave the theory of heat a truer and sounder basis. His most important paper, "On the Moving Force of Heat", published in 1850, first stated the basic ideas of the second law of thermodynamics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf Clausius has received more than 258,768 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 86th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Rudolf Clausius ranks 86 out of 659Before him are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Dennis Gabor, Victor Francis Hess, Edward Teller, John Bardeen, and Owen Willans Richardson. After him are Clinton Davisson, William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Arthur Compton, and Albert A. Michelson.

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Among people born in 1822, Rudolf Clausius ranks 8Before him are Gregor Mendel, Heinrich Schliemann, Ulysses S. Grant, César Franck, Frédéric Passy, and Francis Galton. After him are Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, Edmond de Goncourt, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest. Among people deceased in 1888, Rudolf Clausius ranks 6Before him are William I, German Emperor, John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Carl Zeiss, and John Stith Pemberton. After him are Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Louisa May Alcott, François Achille Bazaine, and Theodor Storm.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Rudolf Clausius ranks 58 out of 930Before him are Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Władysław III of Poland (1424), Walther Nernst (1864), Emanuel Lasker (1868), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), and Lech Kaczyński (1949). After him are Klaus Kinski (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Paul Ehrlich (1854), and Albert A. Michelson (1852).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Rudolf Clausius ranks 6Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Otto Stern (1888), and Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906). After him are Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Eugen Goldstein (1860).

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