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 170,820 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Alfred Werner is the 49th most popular chemist (down from 44th in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from France (down from 472nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Chemist.

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

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Among chemists, Alfred Werner ranks 49 out of 510Before him are Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, Arthur Harden, and Francis William Aston. After him are Richard Willstätter, Paul Karrer, Claude Louis Berthollet, Hermann Staudinger, Gertrude B. Elion, and Adolf Butenandt.

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Among people born in 1866, Alfred Werner ranks 10Before him are Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, and Benedetto Croce. After him are Hans von Seeckt, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Ferruccio Busoni, Anne Sullivan, and Aleksandr Ulyanov. Among people deceased in 1919, Alfred Werner ranks 16Before him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, William Crookes, Carl Larsson, and Madam C. J. Walker. After him are Yakov Sverdlov, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, L. Frank Baum, Ismail Qemali, and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia.

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Among people born in France, Alfred Werner ranks 594 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Pope Nicholas II (990), Albert Lebrun (1871), Guy Debord (1931), Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394), and Élisabeth of France (1764). After him are Louis Blériot (1872), René Guénon (1886), Mireille Darc (1938), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Louis de Montfort (1673), and Peter IV of Aragon (1319).

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Among chemists born in France, Alfred Werner ranks 9Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), and Victor Grignard (1871). After him are Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Jacques Monod (1910), Joseph Proust (1754), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), and Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850).