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 93,138 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Frankland is the 304th most popular chemist (down from 277th in 2019), the 1,387th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,079th in 2019) and the 41st most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Edward Frankland ranks 304 out of 510Before him are Victor Goldschmidt, Mario J. Molina, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Georg Brandt, William Prout, and Akira Yoshino. After him are Alexandre Brongniart, François-Marie Raoult, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Richard J. Roberts, Per Teodor Cleve, and Norman Lockyer.

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Among people born in 1825, Edward Frankland ranks 21Before him are Henry Walter Bates, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Dadabhai Naoroji, Nubar Pasha, and Princess Hildegard of Bavaria. After him are Mór Jókai, Hervé, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Hans Gude, George Phillips Bond, and Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria. Among people deceased in 1899, Edward Frankland ranks 18Before him are Rosa Bonheur, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Ludwig Büchner, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Nubar Pasha, and Othniel Charles Marsh. After him are Charles Friedel, Lars Fredrik Nilson, Katsu Kaishū, Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Emilio Castelar, and Abdallahi ibn Muhammad.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Frankland ranks 1,387 out of 6,924Before him are Anthony Daniels (1946), Alan Bates (1934), Peter Burke (1937), David Ogilvy (1911), Samuel Bellamy (1689), and Reginald Lee (1870). After him are John Gould (1804), Peter Mayhew (1944), Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Patrick O'Brian (1914), Elizabeth Blount (1500), and Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415).

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Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Edward Frankland ranks 41Before him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), William Henry (1774), George Porter (1920), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), M. Stanley Whittingham (1941), and William Prout (1785). After him are Richard J. Roberts (1943), Norman Lockyer (1836), Martin Lowry (1874), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Charles Hatchett (1765), and Frederick Abel (1827).