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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 114,536 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Friedrich Mohs is the 9th most popular geologist (down from 5th in 2019), the 698th most popular biography from Germany (down from 505th 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 9 out of 59Before him are Nicolas Steno, Charles Lyell, Inge Lehmann, Milutin Milanković, James Hutton, and Andrija Mohorovičić. After him are Eduard Suess, Francis Beaufort, Vasily Dokuchaev, Beno Gutenberg, Abraham Gottlob Werner, and William Smith.

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Among people born in 1773, Friedrich Mohs ranks 7Before him are Klemens von Metternich, Louis Philippe I, Thomas Young, Robert Brown, William Henry Harrison, and Ludwig Tieck. After him are James Mill, Louis I of Etruria, Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Sardinia, Aimé Bonpland, Thérésa Tallien, and Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi. Among people deceased in 1839, Friedrich Mohs ranks 5Before him are Mahmud II, Frederick VI of Denmark, Caroline Bonaparte, and Fernando Sor. After him are William, Duke of Nassau, Ranjit Singh, William Smith, Princess Marie of Orléans, Pehr Henrik Ling, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Friedrich Mohs ranks 698 out of 6,142Before him are Sandra (1962), Juana Bormann (1893), Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (1774), Wilhelm Marx (1863), Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), and Max Reger (1873). After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Götz von Berlichingen (1480), Peter Kürten (1883), Hans von Bülow (1830), and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811).

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), Julius von Haast (1822), Ferdinand Zirkel (1838), and Oskar Lenz (1848).