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Edward Frankland

1825 - 1899

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Sir Edward Frankland, (18 January 1825 – 9 August 1899) was an English chemist. He was one of the originators of organometallic chemistry and introduced the concept of combining power or valence. An expert in water quality and analysis, he was a member of the second royal commission on the pollution of rivers, and studied London's water quality for decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Frankland has received more than 107,633 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Edward Frankland is the 297th most popular chemist (up from 304th in 2019), the 1,312th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,387th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Edward Frankland ranks 297 out of 509Before him are Rudolph A. Marcus, Leopold Gmelin, Martin Lowry, Aaron Klug, Ben Feringa, and Dudley R. Herschbach. After him are M. Stanley Whittingham, Smithson Tennant, Antoine Baumé, Carl Reichenbach, Akira Yoshino, and Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr..

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Among people born in 1825, Edward Frankland ranks 23Before him are Henri Giffard, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Nubar Pasha, Henry Walter Bates, Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, and Charles Frederick Worth. After him are Mór Jókai, George Phillips Bond, Hervé, Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria, Camilo Castelo Branco, and Práxedes Mateo Sagasta. Among people deceased in 1899, Edward Frankland ranks 19Before him are Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Nubar Pasha, Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ludwig Büchner, and Othniel Charles Marsh. After him are Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, Abdallahi ibn Muhammad, Katsu Kaishū, Charles Friedel, Emilio Castelar, and Lars Fredrik Nilson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Frankland ranks 1,312 out of 7,765Before him are Brenda Blethyn (1946), Steven Gerrard (1980), Ralph Richardson (1902), R. D. Laing (1927), Ted Hughes (1930), and Iain Glen (1961). After him are M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935), Ruth Rendell (1930), Melita Norwood (1912), Jon Anderson (1944), and Bill Shankly (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Edward Frankland ranks 41Before him are Thomas Graham (1805), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), Fraser Stoddart (1942), William Henry (1774), Richard J. Roberts (1943), and Martin Lowry (1874). After him are M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), Smithson Tennant (1761), Charles Macintosh (1766), William Prout (1785), Charles Hatchett (1765), and Tim Hunt (1943).