Louis de Broglie

Louis de Broglie, was a French physicist best known for his theory of wave nature of electrons.

Early life

Louis Victor Pierre Raymond Broglie was born on August 15th, 1892 to a noble family in Dieppe, Seine-Maritime. He was a son to Victor, Duc de Broglie and Pauline d’Armaillé.


Louis De Broglie attended Lycée Janson of Sailly which he finished in 1909. After high school, he was focused on literary studies and in 1910, he acquired a degree in history. Afterwards, however, his focus shifted to science and he gained a science degree in 1913. In 1924, de Broglie published a thesis at the Faculty of Sciences at Paris University called Researches on the quantum theory (or Recherches sur la Th