William Robert Grove

1811 - 1896

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Sir William Robert Grove, FRS FRSE (11 July 1811 – 1 August 1896) was a Welsh judge and physical scientist. He anticipated the general theory of the conservation of energy, and was a pioneer of fuel cell technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Robert Grove has received more than 151,396 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). William Robert Grove is the 465th most popular physicist (down from 439th in 2019), the 2,167th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,879th in 2019) and the 59th most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, William Robert Grove ranks 465 out of 721Before him are Takaaki Kajita, Pierre Victor Auger, Anatole Abragam, Grote Reber, Macedonio Melloni, and Jacob Bekenstein. After him are Saul Perlmutter, Stefan Hell, Alexis Thérèse Petit, Boris Podolsky, Maurice Karnaugh, and Eric Allin Cornell.

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Among people born in 1811, William Robert Grove ranks 41Before him are Karl Gutzkow, J. C. Jacobsen, John William Draper, Édouard René de Laboulaye, Raden Saleh, and Sakuma Shōzan. After him are Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Johann Dzierzon, James Young Simpson, Mohammad Afzal Khan, and Horace Greeley. Among people deceased in 1896, William Robert Grove ranks 41Before him are Louis Gerhard De Geer, Mårten Eskil Winge, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Rainilaiarivony, Antonio Maceo Grajales, and Maria Wodzińska. After him are Jules Simon, Charilaos Trikoupis, Karl Verner, Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, Mathew Brady, and Luigi Palmieri.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, William Robert Grove ranks 2,167 out of 6,924Before him are Stephen Daldry (1960), Gary Hocking (1937), John Mills (1908), Jonathan Wild (1683), Susannah York (1939), and Barbara Steele (1937). After him are Andrew Smith (1797), Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom (1777), John Biscoe (1794), Sandie Shaw (1947), George Turner (1841), and Kit Harington (1986).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Robert Grove ranks 59Before him are Duncan Haldane (1951), John Canton (1718), John Dollond (1706), Charles Galton Darwin (1887), Joseph Larmor (1857), and John Leslie (1766). After him are Ralph H. Fowler (1889), John Robison (1739), Paul Davies (1946), James David Forbes (1809), William Edward Ayrton (1847), and Michael Green (1946).