Axel Fredrik Cronstedt

1722 - 1765

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Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (/kroonstet/ 23 December 1722 – 19 August 1765) was a Swedish mineralogist and chemist who discovered the element nickel in 1751 as a mining expert with the Bureau of Mines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axel Fredrik Cronstedt has received more than 56,270 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Axel Fredrik Cronstedt is the 268th most popular chemist (up from 287th in 2019), the 225th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 238th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Swedish Chemist.

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Among chemists, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt ranks 268 out of 510Before him are Alfred G. Gilman, Thomas A. Steitz, Bernard Courtois, Kenichi Fukui, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, and Kikunae Ikeda. After him are Paul L. Modrich, Yuan T. Lee, Geoffrey Wilkinson, Leopold Gmelin, Hideki Shirakawa, and Jacques Dubochet.

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Among people born in 1722, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt ranks 7Before him are Frederick Christian, Elector of Saxony, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Gregory Skovoroda, Jazzar Pasha, and Georg Benda. After him are Samuel Adams, Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Pietro Nardini, Leopold Auenbrugger, and Flora MacDonald. Among people deceased in 1765, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt ranks 9Before him are Louis, Dauphin of France, Philip, Duke of Parma, Alexis Clairaut, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Muhammad bin Saud, and Prince William, Duke of Cumberland. After him are Princess Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, Edward Young, Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Johann Melchior Molter, Carl Alexander Clerck, and Mir Jafar.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt ranks 225 out of 1,296Before him are Stefan Edberg (1966), Carl Johan Bernadotte (1916), Håkan the Red (1040), Gunilla Bielke (1568), Árni Magnússon (1663), and Mats Wilander (1964). After him are Johan Banér (1596), Per Wahlöö (1926), Anna Lindh (1957), Håkan Nesser (1950), Thorbjörn Fälldin (1926), and Markus Persson (1979).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt ranks 11Before him are Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Torbern Bergman (1735), and Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745). After him are Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Georg Brandt (1694), Per Teodor Cleve (1840), Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840), Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767), and Anders Jahan Retzius (1742).