William Gilbert

1544 - 1603

William Gilbert

William Gilbert (; 24 May 1544? – 30 November 1603), also known as Gilberd, was an English physician, physicist and natural philosopher. He passionately rejected both the prevailing Aristotelian philosophy and the Scholastic method of university teaching. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Gilbert has received more than 35,134 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 56th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, William Gilbert ranks 56 out of 659Before him are Christian Doppler, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Wilhelm Wien, Max Born, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Otto von Guericke. After him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, Gabriel Lippmann, Robert Andrews Millikan, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, and Mikhail Lomonosov.

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Among people born in 1544, William Gilbert ranks 3Before him are Francis II of France and Torquato Tasso. After him are Anna of Saxony, Renata of Lorraine, Maria Temryukovna, Sigismund Rákóczi, and Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. Among people deceased in 1603, William Gilbert ranks 4Before him are Elizabeth I of England, Mehmed III, and François Viète. After him are Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, Ahmad al-Mansur, Andrea Cesalpino, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, Pierre Charron, Ulrich, Duke of Mecklenburg, George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Maerten de Vos.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Gilbert ranks 168 out of 5,347Before him are Francis Crick (1916), Roald Dahl (1916), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Phil Collins (1951), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), and Henry V of England (1386). After him are Bobby Charlton (1937), Bon Scott (1946), Ada Lovelace (1815), Mick Jagger (1943), William Ramsay (1852), and Thomas Henry Huxley (1825).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Gilbert ranks 12Before him are Robert Hooke (1635), J. J. Thomson (1856), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), Paul Dirac (1902), Thomas Young (1773), and James Chadwick (1891). After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), William Henry Bragg (1862), and C. F. Powell (1903).