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Maurice de Broglie

AKA Louis César Victor Maurice de Broglie

Born: 27-Apr-1875
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 14-Jul-1960
Location of death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: France
Executive summary: X-ray spectroscopy

Military service: French Navy (1895-1908)

Born to French nobility, Maurice de Broglie was the sixth Duke de Broglie, and served as a military officer for more than a decade before studying physics. His primary contributions to science were the invention of x-ray spectroscopy, and the first observation of an absorption edge. Broglie also conducted important early studies in cosmic radiation and nuclear physics. His younger brother, Louis de Broglie, discovered the wave nature of electrons, and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1929.

Father: Louis Alphonse Victor de Broglie (diplomat, 5th Duke de Broglie, b. 30-Oct-1846, d. 26-Aug-1906)
Mother: Pauline d'Armaillé (b. 22-Dec-1851, m. 28-Sep-1871, d. 26-Jun-1928)
Sister: Albertine de Broglie de Luppé (b. 26-Aug-1876, d. 7-Feb-1934)
Brother: Phillippe de Broglie (b. 6-Dec-1881, d. 18-May-1890)
Sister: Laure Marie Pauline de Broglie de Pange (b. 5-Feb-1888, d. 29-Feb-1972)
Brother: Louis de Broglie (physicist, 7th Duke de Broglie, b. 15-Aug-1892, d. 19-Mar-1987)
Wife: Camille Bernou de Rochetaillée (b. 20-Nov-1883, m. 12-Jan-1904, d. 16-Jun-1966)
Daughter: Laure de Broglie (b. 17-Nov-1904, d. 12-Jun-1911)

    University: French Naval School (1899)
    University: University of Paris
    University: PhD, Collège de France (1908)

    Hughes Medal 1928
    French Academy
    French Ancestry
    German Ancestry

Author of books:
Les Rayons X (X-Rays) (1922)
Atomes Radioactivite Transmutations (Atoms, Radioactivity, Transmutations) (1939)


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