Wilhelm Röntgen

1845 - 1923

Wilhelm Röntgen

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (; German: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈʁœntɡən]; 27 March 1845 – 10 February 1923) was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Röntgen has received more than 1,498,237 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Wilhelm Röntgen ranks 40 out of 659Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Louis de Broglie, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Philipp Lenard. After him are Ernst Mach, Pieter Zeeman, Lise Meitner, Wolfgang Pauli, Thomas Young, and Heike Kamerlingh Onnes.

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Among people born in 1845, Wilhelm Röntgen ranks 4Before him are Alexander III of Russia, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and Georg Cantor. After him are Gabriel Fauré, George I of Greece, Gabriel Lippmann, Élie Metchnikoff, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Amadeo I of Spain, Ludwig III of Bavaria, and Carl Spitteler. Among people deceased in 1923, Wilhelm Röntgen ranks 5Before him are Gustave Eiffel, Sarah Bernhardt, Vilfredo Pareto, and Johannes Diderik van der Waals. After him are Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Jaroslav Hašek, Constantine I of Greece, Pancho Villa, John Venn, Warren G. Harding, and Dietrich Eckart.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilhelm Röntgen ranks 130 out of 3,763Before him are Clara Schumann (1819), Meister Eckhart (1260), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Franz von Papen (1879), Max Ernst (1891), and Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767). After him are Friedrich Hölderlin (1770), Gerd Müller (1945), Max Müller (1823), William Herschel (1738), Ambrose (340), and Augustus II the Strong (1670).

Among PHYSICISTS In Germany

Among physicists born in Germany, Wilhelm Röntgen ranks 6Before him are Albert Einstein (1879), Max Planck (1858), Werner Heisenberg (1901), Georg Ohm (1789), and Heinrich Hertz (1857). After him are Hermann von Helmholtz (1821), Otto von Guericke (1602), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Johannes Stark (1874), Wilhelm Eduard Weber (1804), and Max von Laue (1879).

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