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

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla

10 July 1856

American

Marie CurieMarie Curie

07 November 1867

Polish

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz

22 February 1857

German

Niels BohrNiels Bohr

07 October 1885

Danish

Erwin SchrödingerErwin Schrödinger

12 August 1887

Austrian

Ernest RutherfordErnest Rutherford

30 August 1871

New Zealander,British

J J ThompsonJ. J. Thomson

18 December 1856

British

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose

30 November 1858

Indian

Max PlanckMax Planck

23 April 1858

German

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose

01 January 1894

Indian

Pierre CuriePierre Curie

15 May 1859

French

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Max BornMax Born

11 December 1882

German

Georges LemaîtreGeorges Lemaître

17 July 1894

Belgian

James ChadwickJames Chadwick

20 October 1891

British

Ludwig BoltzmannLudwig Boltzmann

20 February 1844

Austrian

Lise MeitnerLise Meitner

07 November 1878

Austrian

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James Prescott JouleJames Prescott Joule

24 December 1818

British

Henry MoseleyHenry Moseley

23 November 1887

British

Joseph FourierJoseph Fourier

21 March 1768

French

Louis de BroglieLouis de Broglie

15 August 1892

French

Hermann von HelmholtzHermann von Helmholtz

31 August 1821

German

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman

07 November 1888

Indian

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Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha

06 October 1893

Indian

Hendrik LorentzHendrik Lorentz

18 July 1853

Dutch

Henri BecquerelHenri Becquerel

15 December 1852

French

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

British

Gustav KirchhoffGustav Kirchhoff

12 March 1824

German

Robert Andrews MillikanRobert Andrews Millikan

22 March 1868

American

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Ernst MachErnst Mach

18 February 1838

Austrian

Philipp LenardPhilipp Lenard

07 June 1862

German

Albert Abraham MichelsonAlbert A. Michelson

19 December 1852

American

Arnold SommerfeldArnold Sommerfeld

05 December 1868

German

John TyndallJohn Tyndall

02 August 1820

Irish,British

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

13 August 1819

British

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Lord KelvinLord Kelvin

26 June 1824

British

Annie Jump CannonAnnie Jump Cannon

11 December 1863

American

Arthur ComptonArthur Compton

10 September 1892

American

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi

29 July 1898

American

Max von Laue or Max bMax von Laue

09 October 1879

German

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg

02 July 1862

British

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Pyotr KapitsaPyotr Kapitsa

08 July 1894

Russian

Léon FoucaultLéon Foucault

18 September 1819

French

Leó SzilárdLeó Szilárd

11 February 1898

American

George Paget ThomsonGeorge Paget Thomson

03 May 1892

British

Heike Kamerlingh OnnesHeike Kamerlingh Onnes

21 September 1853

Dutch

John CockcroftJohn Cockcroft

27 May 1897

British

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Karl Ferdinand BraunKarl Ferdinand Braun

06 June 1850

German

Walther NernstWalther Nernst

25 June 1864

German

James FranckJames Franck

26 August 1882

German

Fritz ZernikeFrits Zernike

16 July 1888

Dutch

Wilhelm WienWilhelm Wien

13 January 1864

German

Gabriel LippmannGabriel Lippmann

16 August 1845

French

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Johannes StarkJohannes Stark

15 April 1874

German

Percy Williams BridgmanPercy Williams Bridgman

21 April 1882

American

Otto SternOtto Stern

17 February 1888

German

Pieter ZeemanPieter Zeeman

25 May 1865

Dutch

Igor Yevgenyevich TammIgor Tamm

08 July 1895

Russian

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett

10 January 1898

American

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Lor RayleighLord Rayleigh

12 November 1842

British

Francis William AstonFrancis William Aston

01 September 1877

British

Gustav Ludwig HertzGustav Ludwig Hertz

22 July 1887

German

Jean Baptiste PerrinJean Baptiste Perrin

30 September 1870

French

Patrick BlackettPatrick Blackett

18 November 1897

British

Walther BotheWalther Bothe

08 January 1891

German

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Charles Thomson Rees WilsonCharles Thomson Rees Wilson

14 February 1869

British

Edward Victor AppletonEdward Victor Appleton

06 September 1892

British

Clinton DavissonClinton Davisson

22 October 1881

American

Victor Francis HessVictor Francis Hess

24 June 1883

American

Charles Glover BarklaCharles Glover Barkla

07 June 1877

British

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken

07 June 1896

American

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 Owen Willans RichardsonOwen Willans Richardson

26 April 1879

British

John Hasbrouck Van VleckJohn Hasbrouck Van Vleck

13 March 1899

American

James MaxwellJames Maxwell

13 June 1831

Scottish

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg

08 November 1854

Swedish

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn

03 December 1886

Swedish

Walter GerlachWalter Gerlach

01 August 1889

German

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Wilhelm RontgenWilhelm Rontgen

27 March 1845

German

William P. MurphyWilliam P. Murphy

06 February 1892

American

Sir William Rowan HamiltonSir William Rowan Hamilton

04 August 1805

Irish