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Walther Ritz

1878 - 1909

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Walther Heinrich Wilhelm Ritz (22 February 1878 – 7 July 1909) was a Swiss theoretical physicist. He is most famous for his work with Johannes Rydberg on the Rydberg–Ritz combination principle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walther Ritz has received more than 45,717 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Walther Ritz is the 451st most popular physicist (up from 453rd in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 267th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swiss Physicist.

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Among physicists, Walther Ritz ranks 451 out of 717Before him are Heinrich Rubens, Grote Reber, Friedrich Kohlrausch, Jacques Babinet, William Robert Grove, and Hiroshi Amano. After him are Charles Galton Darwin, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Giovanni Poleni, Walter Heitler, Alan Sokal, and Stefan Hell.

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Among people born in 1878, Walther Ritz ranks 101Before him are Lillian Moller Gilbreth, Otto Freundlich, Louis Camille Maillard, Georgios Kondylis, Frank Jarvis, and Nikolaos Andriakopoulos. After him are Louis Marcoussis, Herbert Chapman, Max Dehn, André Caplet, Stamen Grigorov, and Glenn Curtiss. Among people deceased in 1909, Walther Ritz ranks 43Before him are Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Mieczysław Karłowicz, Helena Modjeska, Emil Christian Hansen, Venceslaus Ulricus Hammershaimb, and Giuseppe Martucci. After him are Zhang Zhidong, Charles-Louis Philippe, Karl Krumbacher, Afonso Pena, Catulle Mendès, and John Millington Synge.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Walther Ritz ranks 271 out of 876Before him are Bertha Wegmann (1847), Carl Jacob Burckhardt (1891), Antonio Ciseri (1821), Carl Lutz (1895), Luuk de Jong (1990), and Johann II Bernoulli (1710). After him are Didier Queloz (1966), Meyer Guggenheim (1828), Johann Schneider-Ammann (1952), Josef Hügi (1930), Didier Burkhalter (1960), and Christoph Blocher (1940).

Among PHYSICISTS In Switzerland

Among physicists born in Switzerland, Walther Ritz ranks 9Before him are Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Felix Bloch (1905), Johann Jakob Balmer (1825), K. Alex Müller (1927), Ami Argand (1750), and Walter H. Schottky (1886). After him are Raoul Pictet (1846), Jakob II Bernoulli (1759), Alfred Kleiner (1849), Georges-Louis Le Sage (1724), Paul Scherrer (1890), and Ernst Stueckelberg (1905).