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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 232,183 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Wilhelm Eduard Weber is the 77th most popular physicist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Germany (down from 240th in 2019) and the 12th 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 77 out of 717Before him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Max von Laue, William Rowan Hamilton, Carl Zeiss, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and Lawrence Bragg. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, Ernst Ruska, Johannes Stark, and Carl David Anderson.

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Among people born in 1804, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 6Before him are Ludwig Feuerbach, George Sand, Johann Strauss I, Benjamin Disraeli, and Emil Lenz. After him are Allan Kardec, Mikhail Glinka, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Franklin Pierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Richard Owen. Among people deceased in 1891, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 12Before him are Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, P. T. Barnum, Pedro II of Brazil, Léo Delibes, and Sofia Kovalevskaya. After him are Theo van Gogh, Leopold Kronecker, Ivan Goncharov, Jules Grévy, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, and Albert Pike.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 290 out of 6,142Before him are Karl May (1842), Karl Weierstrass (1815), Sepp Dietrich (1892), Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Christian I of Denmark (1426), and Einhard (770). After him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Michael Ende (1929), Athanasius Kircher (1602), Alexandra Feodorovna (1798), and Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Wilhelm Eduard Weber ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Hertz (1857), Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Max Born (1882), Otto von Guericke (1602), Max von Laue (1879), and Carl Zeiss (1816). After him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Ernst Ruska (1906), Johannes Stark (1874), James Franck (1882), Walther Bothe (1891), and Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787).