Daniel Rutherford

1749 - 1819

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Daniel Rutherford (3 November 1749 – 15 December 1819) was a Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is known for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Rutherford has received more than 184,770 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Daniel Rutherford is the 255th most popular physicist (down from 237th in 2019), the 831st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 771st in 2019) and the 31st most popular Physicist.

Daniel Rutherford is most famous for his discovery of nitrogen and oxygen.

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Among physicists, Daniel Rutherford ranks 255 out of 717Before him are Theodor W. Hänsch, Yoichiro Nambu, Serge Haroche, Joseph Plateau, Gérard Mourou, and Klaus Fuchs. After him are Osborne Reynolds, Anthony James Leggett, John Cockcroft, Moshé Feldenkrais, Rainer Weiss, and Abdul Qadeer Khan.

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Among people born in 1749, Daniel Rutherford ranks 11Before him are Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Nicolas Appert, Domenico Cimarosa, Yolande de Polastron, Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, and Lorenzo Da Ponte. After him are Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Vittorio Alfieri, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Alexander Radishchev, and Johann Nikolaus Forkel. Among people deceased in 1819, Daniel Rutherford ranks 9Before him are Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Maria Luisa of Parma, Kamehameha I, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, and Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia. After him are August von Kotzebue, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Sophie Blanchard, and Erik Acharius.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Daniel Rutherford ranks 831 out of 7,765Before him are Malcolm III of Scotland (1031), Mary Mallon (1869), W. O. Bentley (1888), Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982), Edmund Spenser (1552), and Charles Vane (1680). After him are Pete Townshend (1945), Petula Clark (1932), Osborne Reynolds (1842), Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Malcolm IV of Scotland (1141), and John Hanning Speke (1827).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Daniel Rutherford ranks 31Before him are David Brewster (1781), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Andrew Huxley (1917), John Kendrew (1917), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), and David J. Thouless (1934). After him are Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), John Cockcroft (1897), Joseph Swan (1828), Patrick Blackett (1897), and Brian Josephson (1940).