Ascanio Sobrero

1812 - 1888

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Ascanio Sobrero (12 October 1812 – 26 May 1888) was an Italian chemist, born in Casale Monferrato. He was studying under Théophile-Jules Pelouze at the University of Turin, who had worked with the explosive material guncotton. He studied medicine in Turin and Paris and then chemistry at the University of Gießen with Justus Liebig, and earned his doctorate in 1832. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ascanio Sobrero has received more than 78,630 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ascanio Sobrero is the 139th most popular chemist (up from 188th in 2019), the 1,073rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,103rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Chemist.

Ascanio sobrero is most famous for being the first Spanish-language novel published in the Americas. The novel is written by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, a soldier and poet who was born in Chile.

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Among chemists, Ascanio Sobrero ranks 139 out of 510Before him are George Andrew Olah, Manfred Eigen, Fritz Strassmann, Stanley B. Prusiner, Kurt Wüthrich, and Jean-Baptiste Dumas. After him are Jean-Marie Lehn, John Frederic Daniell, Clara Immerwahr, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Akira Suzuki, and John Newlands.

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Among people born in 1812, Ascanio Sobrero ranks 10Before him are Ivan Goncharov, Johann Gottfried Galle, Alexander Herzen, Louise of Orléans, Truganini, and Moses Hess. After him are Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Mirza Fatali Akhundov, Robert Browning, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Sigismond Thalberg, and Natalia Pushkina. Among people deceased in 1888, Ascanio Sobrero ranks 12Before him are Louisa May Alcott, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, John Stith Pemberton, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, and François Achille Bazaine. After him are Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, Mary Jane Kelly, Anton Mauve, Theodor Storm, Paul Langerhans, and Mary Ann Nichols.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ascanio Sobrero ranks 1,073 out of 4,088Before him are Riccardo Muti (1941), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Pietro Cavallini (1240), Charles Felix of Sardinia (1765), and Publius Licinius Crassus (-86). After him are Gerard of Cremona (1114), Paolo Borsellino (1940), Maurice Garin (1871), Michele Placido (1946), Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1634), and Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774).

Among CHEMISTS In Italy

Among chemists born in Italy, Ascanio Sobrero ranks 2Before him are Amedeo Avogadro (1776). After him are Giulio Natta (1903), Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826), and Agnes Pockels (1862).