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 46,419 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Butlerov is the 260th most popular chemist (up from 269th in 2019), the 492nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 444th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alexander Butlerov ranks 260 out of 510Before him are Mária Telkes, Robert H. Grubbs, Kristian Birkeland, Emil Abderhalden, George Porter, and John Polanyi. After him are J. D. Bernal, Alfred G. Gilman, Thomas A. Steitz, Bernard Courtois, Kenichi Fukui, and Charles Adolphe Wurtz.

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Among people born in 1828, Alexander Butlerov ranks 20Before him are Joseph Swan, Albert of Saxony, Albert Marth, Paul Gachet, Edmond François Valentin About, and Ferdinand Cohn. After him are Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Dora d'Istria, Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Andrew Taylor Still, and Antoinette de Mérode. Among people deceased in 1886, Alexander Butlerov ranks 11Before him are Leopold von Ranke, Chester A. Arthur, Amilcare Ponchielli, John Deere, Alexander Ostrovsky, and Ilya Ulyanov. After him are Lydia Koidula, Karl von Piloty, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, and Charles Lwanga.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Butlerov ranks 492 out of 2,688Before him are Nikolay Bobrikov (1839), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Yuri Oganessian (1933), Korney Chukovsky (1882), Vasily Chapayev (1887), and Valery Gergiev (1953). After him are Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806), Shamil Basayev (1965), Valeri Polyakov (1942), and Rodion Shchedrin (1932).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Alexander Butlerov ranks 10Before him are Ilya Prigogine (1917), Paul Karrer (1889), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), and Vladimir Markovnikov (1838). After him are Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838), Nikolay Beketov (1827), Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann (1861), Nikolai Menshutkin (1842), and Alexey Favorsky (1860).