Casimir


Casimir

Casimir may refer to:

* Casimir effect, an attraction between parallel plates best explained by quantum mechanics
* Casimir invariant, of a Lie algebra
* Casimir (dinosaur), from the French TV show "l'Île aux enfants"
* Casimir, Ontario a community in the Canadian province of Ontario
*St. Casimir Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church, in Sioux City, Iowa
*"Casimir" (film), 1950 film

;People
* Casimir I of Poland, Polish name Kazimierz I the Restorer (1015-1058)
* Casimir II of Poland, Polish name Kazimierz II the Just (1138-1194)
* Casimir III of Poland, Polish name Kazimierz III the Great (1310–1370)
* Casimir IV of Poland, Polish name Kazimierz IV Jagiellon (1427-1492)
* Casimir I, Duke of Pomerania-Demmin (after 1130-1180)
* Casimir II, Duke of Pomerania-Demmin (c. 1180-1219)
* Casimir III, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin (1348-1372)
* Casimir IV, Duke of Pomerania-Stolp (1351-1377)
* Saint Casimir (1458-1484), patron saint of Poland and Lithuania
* Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1481-1527)
* Johann Casimir of Simmern (1543-1592)
* Casimir Pulaski (1746-1779), Polish general in the American Revolutionary War
* Casimir, Comte de Montrond (1768-1843)
* Casimir Gzowski (1813–1898), an engineer and acting Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
* Casimir Zeglen, pastor and inventor of a bullet resistant cloth
* Artur von Casimir (1907-2005), German pilot
* Hendrik Casimir (1909–2000), a Dutch physicist
* Casimir (furniture designer) (b. 1966)

ee also

* Kazimierz (disambiguation)


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  • casimir — [ kazimir ] n. m. • 1790; casinire 1686; altér. angl. cassimer, de Cassimer nom angl. de la province indienne de Cachemire ♦ Anciennt Étoffe de laine croisée, mince et légère. ● casimir nom masculin (anglais Cassimer, Cachemire, d après Casimir,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Casimir IV — Jagellon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Casimir. Casimir IV Jagellon Casimir IV Jagellon ou Casimir Jagiellonian (pol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Casimir — m Anglicized spelling of Polish Kazimierz, derived from kazić to destroy + the Old Slavonic element meri great, famous (later taken as the medieval and modern word mir peace or world). This was a traditional name of Polish kings in the Middle… …   First names dictionary

  • Casimir I — may refer to: *Casimir I of Poland, Polish king *Casimir I, Duke of Pomerania, duke of Pomerania Demmin *Casimir I, Duke of Cieszyn …   Wikipedia

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  • Casimir [1] — Casimir, Name, s. Kasimir …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Casimir [2] — Casimir, Stadt, so v.w. Kazimierz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Casimir — Casimir,   Hendrik Brugt Gerhard, niederländischer Physiker, * Den Haag 15. 7. 1909, ✝ Heeze 4. 5. 2000; Professor in Leiden (1933 42), danach Mitarbeiter (1946 Direktor) des Natuurkundig Laboratoriums, 1957 72 auch Vorstandsmitglied des Philips… …   Universal-Lexikon

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