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Amedeo Avogadro

1776 - 1856

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Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro, Count of Quaregna and Cerreto (, also US: , Italian: [ameˈdɛːo avoˈɡaːdro]; 9 August 1776 – 9 July 1856) was an Italian scientist, most noted for his contribution to molecular theory now known as Avogadro's law, which states that equal volumes of gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure will contain equal numbers of molecules. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amedeo Avogadro has received more than 1,059,983 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Amedeo Avogadro is the 8th most popular chemist (up from 9th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 168th in 2019) and the most popular Italian Chemist.

Amedeo Avogadro is most famous for his work on the law of gases, which states that equal volumes of different gases contain the same number of molecules.

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Among chemists, Amedeo Avogadro ranks 8 out of 509Before him are Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Robert Boyle, and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Fritz Haber, Linus Pauling, and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff.

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Among people born in 1776, Amedeo Avogadro ranks 1After him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Sophie Germain, John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Şehzade Abdullah, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, and Jean-Pierre Boyer. Among people deceased in 1856, Amedeo Avogadro ranks 3Before him are Robert Schumann and Heinrich Heine. After him are Max Stirner, Nikolai Lobachevsky, Adolphe Adam, Paul Delaroche, Ivan Paskevich, Ľudovít Štúr, Étienne Cabet, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, and Manuela Sáenz.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro ranks 103 out of 4,668Before him are Pliny the Elder (23), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Paul III (1468), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Leo XIII (1810), and Masaccio (1401). After him are Antoninus Pius (86), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Pope Innocent III (1160), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), and Luigi Galvani (1737).

Among CHEMISTS In Italy

Among chemists born in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro ranks 1After him are Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826), Giulio Natta (1903), Ascanio Sobrero (1812), and Agnes Pockels (1862).