Wilhelm Eduard Weber

1804 - 1891

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Wilhelm Eduard Weber (; German: [ˈveːbɐ]; 24 October 1804 – 23 June 1891) was a German physicist and, together with Carl Friedrich Gauss, inventor of the first electromagnetic telegraph. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Eduard Weber has received more than 215,522 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Wilhelm Eduard Weber is the 62nd most popular physicist (up from 70th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from Germany (down from 220th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Physicist.

Wilhelm Eduard Weber is most famous for his discovery of the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

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Among physicists, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 62 out of 721Before him are Robert Andrews Millikan, Mikhail Lomonosov, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Rudolf Clausius, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz. After him are Max von Laue, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Otto Stern, Johannes Stark, Lev Landau, and Carl Zeiss.

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Among people born in 1804, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 5Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach, George Sand, Johann Strauss I, and Mikhail Glinka. After him are Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Allan Kardec, Franklin Pierce, and Mongkut. Among people deceased in 1891, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 9Before him are Georges Seurat, Herman Melville, Helena Blavatsky, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Léo Delibes. After him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Pedro II of Brazil, Theo van Gogh, P. T. Barnum, Ivan Goncharov, and Leopold Kronecker.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 240 out of 5,289Before him are Eduard Bernstein (1850), Pina Bausch (1940), Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg (1868), Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714), Valentinian II (371), and Walther von Brauchitsch (1881). After him are Eduard Buchner (1860), Jupp Heynckes (1945), John of Austria (1547), Max von Laue (1879), Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk (1887), and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (1710).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 10Before him are Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), and Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887). After him are Max von Laue (1879), Johannes Stark (1874), Carl Zeiss (1816), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787), and James Franck (1882).