William Whewell

1794 - 1866

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Rev Dr William Whewell DD ( HEW-əl; 24 May 1794 – 6 March 1866) was an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Whewell has received more than 285,018 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). William Whewell is the 301st most popular physicist (up from 342nd in 2019), the 1,128th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,264th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Physicist.

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Among physicists, William Whewell ranks 301 out of 721. Before him are Kenneth G. Wilson, Ernst Chladni, Toshihide Maskawa, Karl Guthe Jansky, John Robert Schrieffer, and Daniel C. Tsui. After him are Yakov Zeldovich, Galileo Ferraris, Félix Savart, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Qian Xuesen, and Jean Charles Athanase Peltier.

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Among people born in 1794, William Whewell ranks 10Before him are Theobald Boehm, Infante Francisco de Paula, Duke of Cádiz, Elias Magnus Fries, Ignaz Moscheles, Józef Bem, and Wilhelm Müller. After him are Friedrich Christian Diez, René Lesson, Aimable Pélissier, Eilhard Mitscherlich, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, and Johann Heinrich von Mädler. Among people deceased in 1866, William Whewell ranks 9Before him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Miguel I of Portugal, Hermann Goldschmidt, Karl Ludwig Hencke, Tokugawa Iemochi, and Philipp Franz von Siebold. After him are Thomas Hodgkin, Adolph Diesterweg, Friedrich Rückert, Rikard Nordraak, Nadezhda Durova, and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Whewell ranks 1,128 out of 6,924. Before him are Don Airey (1948), Samuel Pepys (1633), John McLaughlin (1942), Geezer Butler (1949), Anne Hyde (1637), and Martin Frobisher (1535). After him are Reginald Johnston (1874), Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (1158), Andy Whitfield (1971), Roy Hodgson (1947), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), and Imelda Staunton (1956).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, William Whewell ranks 41Before him are John Kendrew (1917), Peter Mansfield (1933), Andrew Huxley (1917), Brian Josephson (1940), Charles Wheatstone (1802), and Stephen Hales (1677). After him are John Stewart Bell (1928), James Jeans (1877), J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), John Henry Poynting (1852), William Sturgeon (1783), and William Watson (1715).