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Emil Erlenmeyer

1825 - 1909

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Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer (28 June 1825 – 22 January 1909), known in his own day and subsequently simply as Emil Erlenmeyer, was a German chemist known for contributing to the early development of the theory of structure, formulating the Erlenmeyer rule, and designing the Erlenmeyer flask, a type of specialized flask, ubiquitous in chemistry laboratories, which is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Erlenmeyer has received more than 102,332 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Emil Erlenmeyer is the 207th most popular chemist (down from 182nd in 2019), the 1,133rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,094th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Chemist.

Emil Erlenmeyer is most famous for inventing the Erlenmeyer flask.

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Among chemists, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 207 out of 509Before him are Robert H. Grubbs, William Standish Knowles, Peter D. Mitchell, Robert Curl, Giulio Natta, and Ascanio Sobrero. After him are Johan August Arfwedson, William Henry Perkin, Feodor Lynen, Alexander R. Todd, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, and Derek Barton.

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Among people born in 1825, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 14Before him are Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Dadabhai Naoroji, Marie of Prussia, and Eduard Hanslick. After him are Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Sher Ali Khan, Henri Giffard, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Nubar Pasha, and Henry Walter Bates. Among people deceased in 1909, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 18Before him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Felice Beato, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, and Red Cloud. After him are Francisco Ferrer, Besarion Jughashvili, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Marie of Orléans, Paul Gachet, and Abdul Karim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 1,133 out of 6,142Before him are Hrotsvitha (935), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Walther Flemming (1843), Hans Reichenbach (1891), and Beate Klarsfeld (1939). After him are Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513), and Robert Siodmak (1900).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 41Before him are Robert Huber (1937), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Georg Wittig (1897), Joachim Frank (1940), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), and Johann Deisenhofer (1943). After him are Feodor Lynen (1911), Franz Karl Achard (1753), Friedrich Sertürner (1783), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), Hermann Kolbe (1818), and John Polanyi (1929).