19th Century Physicists
Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Physicists, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Nikola Tesla, Erwin Schrödinger and Niels Bohr.
Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American
Physicist
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
10 July 1856, Austrian, American
Inventor, Father of Radio

Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867, French, Polish
First woman to win a Nobel Prize

Niels BohrNiels Bohr
07 October 1885, Danish
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger
12 August 1887, Austrian
Physicist

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford
30 August 1871, New Zealander, British
Physicist, Chemist
Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose
30 November 1858, Indian
Physicist

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson
18 December 1856, British
Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner

Max PlanckMax Planck
23 April 1858, German
Physicist

See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsMileva Marić
19 December 1875, Serbian
Physicist
Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose
01 January 1894, Indian
 

Pierre CuriePierre Curie
15 May 1859, French
Nobel Laureate in Physics
Max BornMax Born
11 December 1882, German
Physicist

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann
20 February 1844, Austrian
Physicist

Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître
17 July 1894, Belgian
Scientist & Priest
James ChadwickJames Chadwick
20 October 1891, British
Discoverer of Neutron

Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard
05 October 1882, American
Physicist
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
22 February 1857, German
Physicist

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner
07 November 1878, Austrian
Physicist

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier
21 March 1768, French
Mathematician & Physicist
Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley
23 November 1887, British
Physicist

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie
15 August 1892, French
Physicist
Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz
31 August 1821, German
Physicist and Physician

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz
18 July 1853, Dutch
Physicist

James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule
24 December 1818, British
Physicist

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882, British
Astronomer
Robert Andrews MillikanRobert Andrews Millikan
22 March 1868, American
Physicist
Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha
06 October 1893, Indian
Physicist

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel
15 December 1852, French
Physicist, Discoverer of Radioactivity

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff
12 March 1824, German
Physicist

Ernst MachErnst Mach
18 February 1838, Austrian
Physicist
Arnold SommerfeldArnold Sommerfeld
05 December 1868, German
Physicist

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Albert Abraham MichelsonAlbert A. Michelson
19 December 1852, American
Physicist

Philipp LenardPhilipp Lenard
07 June 1862, German
Physicist

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820, Irish, British
Physicist

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819, British
Mathematician
Annie Jump CannonAnnie Jump Cannon
11 December 1863, American
Astronomer

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi
29 July 1898, American
Physicist
Arthur ComptonArthur Compton
10 September 1892, American
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

Max von Laue or Max bMax von Laue
09 October 1879, German
Physicist

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes
21 September 1853, Dutch
Physicist

Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun
06 June 1850, German
German Physicist & Inventor
Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824, British
Mathematician, Physicist

Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett
18 November 1897, British
Physicist

Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault
18 September 1819, French
Physicist

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft
27 May 1897, British
Physicist

Leó SzilárdLeó Szilárd
11 February 1898, American
Physicist
George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson
03 May 1892, British
Physicist

Walther NernstWalther Nernst
25 June 1864, German
Physicist and Chemist

Otto SternOtto Stern
17 February 1888, German
Physicist

Gustav Ludwig HertzGustav Ludwig Hertz
22 July 1887, German
Physicists
Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston
01 September 1877, British
Chemist & Physicist

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann
16 August 1845, French
Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm WienWilhelm Wien
13 January 1864, German
Nobel Laureate in Physics

James FranckJames Franck
26 August 1882, German
Physicist

Igor Yevgenyevich TammIgor Tamm
08 July 1895, Russian
Physicist
Pyotr KapitsaPyotr Kapitsa
08 July 1894, Russian
Physicist

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman
25 May 1865, Dutch
Discovered the 'Zeeman Effect'
Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike
16 July 1888, Dutch
Physicist

Johannes StarkJohannes Stark
15 April 1874, German
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson
14 February 1869, British
Physicist
Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton
06 September 1892, British
Physicist

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman
21 April 1882, American
Physicist
Walther BotheWalther Bothe
08 January 1891, German
Physicist

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla
07 June 1877, British
Physicist

Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin
30 September 1870, French
Physicist

Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh
12 November 1842, British
Discoverer of Argon
C.V. RamanC.V. Raman
07 November 1888, Indian
Physicist
Clinton DavissonClinton Davisson
22 October 1881, American
Physicist

John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck
13 March 1899, American
Physicist, Mathematician

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
07 June 1896, American
Chemist, Physicist

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess
24 June 1883, American
Discoverer of Cosmic Rays
William P. MurphyWilliam P. Murphy
06 February 1892, American
Physician

 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson
26 April 1879, British
Physicist

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854, Swedish
Physicist

Charles Édouard GuillaumeCharles Édouard Guillaume
15 February 1861, Swiss
Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886, Swedish
Physicist
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American
Scientist

Mihajlo Idvorski PupinMihajlo Idvorski Pupin
09 October 1858, Serbian
Physicist
James MaxwellJames Maxwell
13 June 1831, Scottish
Mathematician & Physicist

Sir William Rowan HamiltonSir William Rowan Hamilton
04 August 1805, Irish
Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician

Wilhelm WeberWilhelm Weber
24 October 1804, German
Physicst
Karl HerzfeldKarl Herzfeld
24 February 1892, Austrian
Physicist

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach
01 August 1889, German
Physicist
Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen
27 March 1845, German
Winner of First Nobel Prize in Physics

Sir William Lawrence BraggSir William Lawrence Bragg
31 March 1890, British
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
09 November 1885, German
Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

Johannes Diderik van der WaalsJohannes van der Waals
23 November 1837, Dutch
Theoretical Physicist
C. V. RamanC. V. Raman
07 November 1888, Indian
Physicist, University teacher

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss
30 April 1777, German
Mathematician, Geophysicist, Astronomer, Science
James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
13 June 1831, British, Scottish
Scientist

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850, British
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy
Joseph SwanJoseph Swan
31 October 1828, British
Chemist, Physicist, Inventor

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802, British
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,
Léon ThereminLéon Theremin
15 August 1896, Russian
Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist