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Clemens Winkler

1838 - 1904

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Clemens Alexander Winkler (December 26, 1838 – October 8, 1904) was a German chemist who discovered the element germanium in 1886, solidifying Dmitri Mendeleev's theory of periodicity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clemens Winkler has received more than 60,387 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Clemens Winkler is the 320th most popular chemist (down from 289th in 2019), the 2,084th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,669th in 2019) and the 57th most popular German Chemist.

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Among chemists, Clemens Winkler ranks 320 out of 509Before him are William Prout, Frances Arnold, François-Marie Raoult, Karl Friedrich Mohr, Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, and Sendivogius. After him are Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois, Anselme Payen, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Kristian Birkeland, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, and Tapputi.

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Among people born in 1838, Clemens Winkler ranks 39Before him are Gustav von Schmoller, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Fredrik Idestam, Vatroslav Jagić, and George William Hill. After him are John Muir, Annie Edson Taylor, Jean-Paul Laurens, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Nicolae Grigorescu, and Henry Sidgwick. Among people deceased in 1904, Clemens Winkler ranks 42Before him are Kartini, Antonio Labriola, Jamsetji Tata, Laura Vicuña, Wilhelm Marr, and Herbert von Bismarck. After him are Franz von Lenbach, Vyacheslav von Plehve, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Frederick William, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Kate Chopin, and William Renshaw.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Clemens Winkler ranks 2,084 out of 6,142Before him are Uli Jon Roth (1954), Rudolf I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1284), Gustav Schwab (1792), Wols (1913), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), and Bertha of Sulzbach (1110). After him are Johann Christoph Denner (1655), Philipp Veit (1793), Konrad von Thüringen (1206), Wilhelm Ackermann (1896), Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach (1703), and Gerhard Ludwig Müller (1947).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Clemens Winkler ranks 57Before him are Andreas Libavius (1555), Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818), Leopold Gmelin (1788), Carl Reichenbach (1788), Viktor Meyer (1848), and Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806). After him are Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794), Thomas C. Südhof (1955), Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877), Otto Schott (1851), and Hermann von Fehling (1812).