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Adolf von Baeyer

1835 - 1917

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Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer (German pronunciation: [ˈaːdɔlf fɔn ˈbaɪɐ] ; 31 October 1835 – 20 August 1917) was a German chemist who synthesised indigo and developed a nomenclature for cyclic compounds (that was subsequently extended and adopted as part of the IUPAC organic nomenclature). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf von Baeyer has received more than 335,549 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Adolf von Baeyer is the 29th most popular chemist (up from 30th in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from Germany (up from 300th in 2019) and the 7th most popular German Chemist.

Adolf von Baeyer is most famous for his discovery of phenol, which is used in the production of synthetic dyes and plastics.

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Among chemists, Adolf von Baeyer ranks 29 out of 509Before him are Edwin McMillan, Henri Moissan, Alfred Werner, Eduard Buchner, Otto Wallach, and Justus von Liebig. After him are August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, John Stith Pemberton, Robert Bunsen, William Ramsay, and Frederick Sanger.

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Among people born in 1835, Adolf von Baeyer ranks 7Before him are Mark Twain, Pope Pius X, Empress Dowager Cixi, Camille Saint-Saëns, Leopold II of Belgium, and Cesare Lombroso. After him are Andrew Carnegie, César Cui, Henryk Wieniawski, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Samuel Butler, and Demetrius Vikelas. Among people deceased in 1917, Adolf von Baeyer ranks 9Before him are Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, and Eduard Buchner. After him are Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, Buffalo Bill, Emil Theodor Kocher, John William Waterhouse, and Franz Brentano.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf von Baeyer ranks 258 out of 6,142Before him are Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Max Stirner (1806), Julius Streicher (1885), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Justus von Liebig (1803), and Maria Sibylla Merian (1647). After him are Carl Schmitt (1888), Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1620), Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Klaus Barbie (1913), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), and Pope Damasus II (1000).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf von Baeyer ranks 7Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Otto Hahn (1879), Emil Fischer (1852), Eduard Buchner (1860), and Justus von Liebig (1803). After him are August Kekulé (1829), Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Adolf Butenandt (1903), and Hans Fischer (1881).