Alfred Werner

1866 - 1919

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Alfred Werner (12 December 1866 – 15 November 1919) was a Swiss chemist who was a student at ETH Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes. Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Werner has received more than 228,952 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Alfred Werner is the 46th most popular chemist (down from 25th in 2019), the 491st most popular biography from France (down from 305th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Chemist.

Alfred Werner is most famous for his discovery of the chemical composition of chlorophyll.

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Over the past year Alfred Werner has had the most page views in the with 23,289 views, followed by Spanish (19,707), and German (4,258). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (72.83%), Latin (47.09%), and Min Nan (33.73%)


Among chemists, Alfred Werner ranks 46 out of 602Before him are August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, Adolf von Baeyer, Adolf Butenandt, Gerty Cori, and Kurt Alder. After him are Paul Sabatier, Friedrich Bergius, Frederick Sanger, Arthur Harden, Fritz Pregl, and Melvin Calvin.

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Among people born in 1866, Alfred Werner ranks 9Before him are Romain Rolland, George Gurdjieff, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, Antoine Meillet, and Thomas Hunt Morgan. After him are Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Agnelli, Aby Warburg, Hans von Seeckt, Aleksandr Ulyanov, and Charles Nicolle. Among people deceased in 1919, Alfred Werner ranks 14Before him are Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Carl Larsson, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Andrew Carnegie. After him are Yakov Sverdlov, William Crookes, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, and Ismail Qemali.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Werner ranks 491 out of 6,770Before him are Jacques Delors (1925), Mireille Darc (1938), Hippolyte Fizeau (1819), Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753), Antoine of Navarre (1518), and Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714). After him are Christine Lagarde (1956), Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), William II of England (1056), and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Alfred Werner ranks 6Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), and Henri Moissan (1852). After him are Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Black (1728), and Joseph Proust (1754).