August Kekulé

1829 - 1896

August Kekulé

Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz ( KAY-kəl-ay, German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈʔaʊɡʊst ˈkeːkuleː fɔn ʃtʁaˈdoːnɪts]; 7 September 1829 – 13 July 1896), was a German organic chemist. From the 1850s until his death, Kekulé was one of the most prominent chemists in Europe, especially in theoretical chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Kekulé has received more than 345,614 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 34th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, August Kekulé ranks 34 out of 473Before him are Otto Wallach, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Robert Bunsen, Walther Nernst, and John Stith Pemberton. After him are Ilya Prigogine, Carl Bosch, Frederick Sanger, Paul Karrer, Fritz Pregl, and Arthur Harden.

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Among people born in 1829, August Kekulé ranks 4Before him are Geronimo, Levi Strauss, and Oscar II of Sweden. After him are Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Chester A. Arthur, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Alfred Brehm, Theodor Billroth, and William Booth. Among people deceased in 1896, August Kekulé ranks 7Before him are Alfred Nobel, Paul Verlaine, Anton Bruckner, Clara Schumann, William Morris, and Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria. After him are Otto Lilienthal, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, and José Rizal.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, August Kekulé ranks 286 out of 3,763Before him are Klaus Barbie (1913), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Konrad Zuse (1910), Heinrich Mann (1871), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), and Henry the Lion (1129). After him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Ludwig Beck (1880), James Franck (1882), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Martin Niemöller (1892), and Heinrich Schütz (1585).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, August Kekulé ranks 8Before him are Emil Fischer (1852), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), and Robert Bunsen (1811). After him are Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), and Hermann Staudinger (1881).

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