Emil Erlenmeyer

1825 - 1909

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Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer (28 June 1825 – 22 January 1909), known simply as Emil Erlenmeyer, was a German chemist known for contributing to the early development of the theory of chemical structure and formulating the Erlenmeyer rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Erlenmeyer has received more than 128,548 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Emil Erlenmeyer is the 189th most popular chemist (up from 206th in 2019), the 1,005th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,133rd in 2019) and the 37th most popular German Chemist.

Emil Erlenmeyer is most famous for inventing the Erlenmeyer flask.

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Among chemists, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 189 out of 602Before him are Stanley Miller, Paul D. Boyer, John E. Walker, F. Sherwood Rowland, Nicolas Leblanc, and Robert S. Mulliken. After him are Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Hennig Brand, Roald Hoffmann, Alan MacDiarmid, Paul L. Modrich, and Robert Curl.

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Among people born in 1825, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 10Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Ferdinand Lassalle, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, and Paul Kruger. After him are Marie of Prussia, Dadabhai Naoroji, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Eduard Hanslick, Henri Giffard, and Karl Heinrich Ulrichs. Among people deceased in 1909, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 14Before him are Francisco Tárrega, Peder Severin Krøyer, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. After him are Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Besarion Jughashvili, Felice Beato, Francisco Ferrer, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, and Red Cloud.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 1,005 out of 7,253Before him are Hans Oster (1887), Charles, Grand Duke of Baden (1786), Emmy Göring (1893), August Grisebach (1814), Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789), and Christian Thomasius (1655). After him are Zwentibold (870), John George, Elector of Brandenburg (1525), Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Peter Sloterdijk (1947), and Manuel Neuer (1986).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 37Before him are Joachim Frank (1940), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), Robert Huber (1937), Ernst Chain (1906), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818). After him are Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Hennig Brand (1630), Hermann Kolbe (1818), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Friedrich Sertürner (1783), and Franz Karl Achard (1753).