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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 214,171 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Werner is the 25th most popular chemist (up from 49th in 2019), the 305th most popular biography from France (up from 593rd 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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Among chemists, Alfred Werner ranks 25 out of 509Before him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Emil Fischer, Albert Hofmann, Edwin McMillan, and Henri Moissan. After him are Eduard Buchner, Otto Wallach, Justus von Liebig, Adolf von Baeyer, August Kekulé, and Valery Legasov.

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Among people born in 1866, Alfred Werner ranks 8Before him are Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, Erik Satie, H. G. Wells, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and George Gurdjieff. After him are Benedetto Croce, Beatrix Potter, Aby Warburg, Giovanni Agnelli, Hans von Seeckt, and Ferruccio Busoni. Among people deceased in 1919, Alfred Werner ranks 8Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, and Karl Liebknecht. After him are Emiliano Zapata, Gojong of Korea, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and William Crookes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alfred Werner ranks 305 out of 6,011Before him are Chlothar I (498), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), and Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738). After him are Bernard Arnault (1949), Georges de La Tour (1593), Jean Baudrillard (1929), Édouard Daladier (1884), Frédéric Passy (1822), and Isabella of France (1295).

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 Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Joseph Proust (1754).