Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois

1820 - 1886

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Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois (20 January 1820 – 14 November 1886) was a French geologist and mineralogist who was the first to arrange the chemical elements in order of atomic weights, doing so in 1862. De Chancourtois only published his paper, but did not publish his actual graph with the irregular arrangement. Although his publication was significant, it was ignored by chemists as it was written in terms of geology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois has received more than 114,258 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois is the 354th most popular chemist (down from 351st in 2019), the 2,587th most popular biography from France (down from 2,340th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular French Chemist.

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Among chemists, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois ranks 354 out of 510Before him are Peter Waage, Frederick Abel, Friedrich Konrad Beilstein, Alexander William Williamson, William E. Moerner, and Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville. After him are Mathieu Orfila, Ferdinand Reich, Leonor Michaelis, George Washington Carver, William Nicholson, and Otto Schott.

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Among people born in 1820, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois ranks 33Before him are Eugène Fromentin, Anna Sewell, Prince Frederick William of Hesse-Kassel, Émile Augier, Prince Henry of the Netherlands, and Afanasy Fet. After him are Arvid Posse, Pōmare III, William Howard Russell, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Mirko Petrović-Njegoš, and Alexander Serov. Among people deceased in 1886, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois ranks 21Before him are Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Charles Lwanga, Prince Louis, Count of Trani, Adolphe Monticelli, and Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust. After him are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, José Hernández, Theodor von Oppolzer, Jules Jamin, Marco Minghetti, and Paul Bert.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois ranks 2,587 out of 5,234Before him are André Glucksmann (1937), Marcel Dalio (1899), Oscar Cullmann (1902), Felice Borel (1914), Gershom ben Judah (960), and Margaret I, Countess of Flanders (1145). After him are Eugène de Mazenod (1782), Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark (1908), Kylian Mbappé (1998), Pierre Clémenti (1942), Prince Ludwig August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1845), and Marcel Griaule (1898).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois ranks 43Before him are Auguste Laurent (1807), Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), Paul Ulrich Villard (1860), Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau (1737), Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755), and Paul Héroult (1863). After him are André-Louis Debierne (1874), Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756), Nicolas Lemery (1645), Gaston Tissandier (1843), Georges Urbain (1872), and Louis Le Chatelier (1815).