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Alexander Butlerov

1828 - 1886

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Alexander Mikhaylovich Butlerov (Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Бу́тлеров; 15 September 1828 – 17 August 1886) was a Russian chemist, one of the principal creators of the theory of chemical structure (1857–1861), the first to incorporate double bonds into structural formulas, the discoverer of hexamine (1859), the discoverer of formaldehyde (1859) and the discoverer of the formose reaction (1861). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Butlerov has received more than 56,335 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alexander Butlerov is the 263rd most popular chemist (down from 260th in 2019), the 502nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 491st in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alexander Butlerov ranks 263 out of 509Before him are Martin Karplus, Carl Auer von Welsbach, Roger D. Kornberg, Christian Friedrich Schönbein, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, and Emil Abderhalden. After him are Martin Rodbell, Luis Federico Leloir, Carl Gustaf Mosander, Vladimir Markovnikov, Hideki Shirakawa, and Alan MacDiarmid.

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Among people born in 1828, Alexander Butlerov ranks 20Before him are Albert of Saxony, John Langdon Down, Ferdinand Cohn, Joseph Swan, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, and Paul Gachet. After him are Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Edmond François Valentin About, Iosif Gurko, Friedrich Albert Lange, and Antoinette de Mérode. Among people deceased in 1886, Alexander Butlerov ranks 11Before him are Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Ilya Ulyanov. After him are Prince Louis, Count of Trani, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Asher Brown Durand, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Karl von Piloty, and Lydia Koidula.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Butlerov ranks 502 out of 3,262Before him are Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Ivan Maisky (1884), Leonid Gaidai (1923), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), and Dmitry Muratov (1961). After him are Gavrila Derzhavin (1743), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), and Mukhtar Auezov (1897).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Alexander Butlerov ranks 9Before him are Valery Legasov (1936), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Paul Karrer (1889), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), and Nikolay Semyonov (1896). After him are Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838), Nikolay Beketov (1827), Julia Lermontova (1847), and Alexey Favorsky (1860).