Emil Erlenmeyer

1825 - 1909

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Richard August Carl Emil Erlenmeyer, known in his own day and subsequently simply as Emil Erlenmeyer (28 June 1825 – 22 January 1909), 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 85,266 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Emil Erlenmeyer is the 182nd most popular chemist (up from 191st in 2019), the 1,094th most popular biography from Germany (down from 911th in 2019) and the 40th most popular German Chemist.

Emil Erlenmeyer is most famous for inventing the Erlenmeyer flask.

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Among chemists, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 182 out of 510Before him are Archer Martin, Peter D. Mitchell, Gerhard Herzberg, Stephanie Kwolek, Giulio Natta, and Tapputi. After him are Alan J. Heeger, Robert Bruce Merrifield, John Fenn, Nicolas Leblanc, Julius Axelrod, and Richard F. Heck.

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Among people born in 1825, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 12Before him are Pedro II of Brazil, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, and Eduard Hanslick. After him are Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Henri Giffard, Henry Walter Bates, Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Dadabhai Naoroji. Among people deceased in 1909, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 18Before him are Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Felice Beato, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Red Cloud, and Carlos, Duke of Madrid. After him are Paul Gachet, Francisco Ferrer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Marie of Orléans, Besarion Jughashvili, and Arnold Janssen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 1,094 out of 5,289Before him are Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Caroline of Brunswick (1768), Otto Rasch (1891), Philipp, Landgrave of Hesse (1896), Friedrich Jeckeln (1895), and Franz von Hipper (1863). After him are Anton Praetorius (1560), Otto Georg Thierack (1889), Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1818), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912), Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia (1887), and Wilhelm Busch (1832).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Emil Erlenmeyer ranks 40Before him are August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Feodor Lynen (1911), Robert Huber (1937), and Gerhard Herzberg (1904). After him are Joachim Sauer (1949), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), Hermann Kolbe (1818), Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818), Franz Karl Achard (1753), and Friedrich Sertürner (1783).