Friedrich Mohs

1773 - 1839

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Carl Friedrich Christian Mohs (German: [moːs]; 29 January 1773 – 29 September 1839) was a German chemist and mineralogist. He was the creator of the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Mohs has received more than 105,434 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Friedrich Mohs is the 5th most popular geologist (down from 4th in 2019), the 505th most popular biography from Germany (down from 449th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Geologist.

Friedrich Mohs is most famous for his Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

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Among geologists, Friedrich Mohs ranks 5 out of 60Before him are Alfred Wegener, Charles Francis Richter, Charles Lyell, and Nicolas Steno. After him are Milutin Milanković, James Hutton, Andrija Mohorovičić, Inge Lehmann, Francis Beaufort, Eduard Suess, and Abraham Gottlob Werner.

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Among people born in 1773, Friedrich Mohs ranks 6Before him are Klemens von Metternich, Louis Philippe I, William Henry Harrison, Thomas Young, and Ludwig Tieck. After him are Robert Brown, James Mill, Aimé Bonpland, Louis I of Etruria, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, and Luisa of Naples and Sicily. Among people deceased in 1839, Friedrich Mohs ranks 3Before him are Mahmud II and Frederick VI of Denmark. After him are Caroline Bonaparte, Fernando Sor, Pehr Henrik Ling, William, Duke of Nassau, William Smith, Ranjit Singh, Princess Marie of Orléans, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Mohs ranks 505 out of 5,289Before him are Caroline Herschel (1750), Jochen Rindt (1942), Caroline of Baden (1776), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), Erhard Milch (1892), and Rabanus Maurus (780). After him are Hans Baldung (1484), Friedrich Olbricht (1888), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), and Moritz Schlick (1882).

Among GEOLOGISTS In Germany

Among geologists born in Germany, Friedrich Mohs ranks 2Before him are Alfred Wegener (1880). After him are Beno Gutenberg (1889), Christian Leopold von Buch (1774), Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann (1797), Ferdinand Zirkel (1838), and Julius von Haast (1822).