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 165,641 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Daniel Rutherford is the 237th most popular physicist (up from 275th in 2019), the 772nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 833rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Physicist.

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

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Among physicists, Daniel Rutherford ranks 237 out of 721Before him are Armen Sarkissian, John Cockcroft, Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Gerd Binnig, Max Delbrück, and Anthony James Leggett. After him are Antoine César Becquerel, David Lee, Martinus J. G. Veltman, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Nevill Francis Mott, and Julian Schwinger.

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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, Lorenzo Da Ponte, and Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe. After him are Abraham Gottlob Werner, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Vittorio Alfieri, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Alexander Radishchev, and Martin Vahl. 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, Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Sophie Blanchard, Frederick Louis, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Daniel Rutherford ranks 772 out of 6,924Before him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Stanley Rous (1895), Guy Ritchie (1968), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Harold Lowe (1882), and Pat Hitchcock (1928). After him are John Newlands (1837), Jane Seymour (1951), David Coverdale (1951), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Terry Jones (1942), and John Ray (1627).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Daniel Rutherford ranks 32Before him are Osborne Reynolds (1842), Freeman Dyson (1923), Joseph Swan (1828), David J. Thouless (1934), John Cockcroft (1897), and Anthony James Leggett (1938). After him are Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Patrick Blackett (1897), John Kendrew (1917), Peter Mansfield (1933), Andrew Huxley (1917), and Brian Josephson (1940).