Fritz London

1900 - 1954

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Fritz Wolfgang London (March 7, 1900 – March 30, 1954) was a German physicist and professor at Duke University. His fundamental contributions to the theories of chemical bonding and of intermolecular forces (London dispersion forces) are today considered classic and are discussed in standard textbooks of physical chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz London has received more than 122,044 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Fritz London is the 328th most popular chemist (down from 322nd in 2019), the 472nd most popular biography from Poland (down from 424th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Fritz London ranks 328 out of 509Before him are Anselme Payen, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Kristian Birkeland, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, Tapputi, and Alexandre Brongniart. After him are Pierre Joseph Pelletier, Richard Abegg, Thomas Midgley Jr., Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, and C. H. D. Buys Ballot.

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Among people born in 1900, Fritz London ranks 109Before him are Violet Brown, Hassan Fathy, George Antheil, Ernst Krenek, Marc Allégret, and James Hilton. After him are René Crevel, Xavier Cugat, Evald Aav, Oskar Fischinger, Ibrahim Abboud, and Lidia Ruslanova. Among people deceased in 1954, Fritz London ranks 51Before him are Edwin Howard Armstrong, Wilhelm Schmidt, Robert H. Jackson, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, Theodor Kaluza, and James Hilton. After him are Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria, Yehuda Ashlag, Onofre Marimón, Frans G. Bengtsson, and Ahmed Nihad.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Fritz London ranks 472 out of 1,454Before him are Jan Tarnowski (1488), Johann Adam Hiller (1728), Gustav Freytag (1816), Gottfried Achenwall (1719), Vyacheslav Kebich (1936), and Werner Lorenz (1891). After him are Richard Abegg (1869), Józef Haller (1873), Gustav Flatow (1875), Richard Courant (1888), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), and Jadwiga of Kalisz (1266).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Fritz London ranks 14Before him are Antoni Grabowski (1857), Casimir Funk (1884), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822), and Sendivogius (1566). After him are Richard Abegg (1869), Kazimierz Fajans (1887), Jan Czochralski (1885), Jeremias Benjamin Richter (1762), Alfred Stock (1876), and Heinrich Caro (1834).