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Georg Brandt

1694 - 1768

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Georg Brandt (June 26, 1694 – April 29, 1768) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist who discovered cobalt c. 1735. He was the first person to discover a metal unknown in ancient times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Brandt has received more than 84,453 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Georg Brandt is the 285th most popular chemist (up from 301st in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 249th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Swedish Chemist.

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Among chemists, Georg Brandt ranks 285 out of 509Before him are Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Bernard Courtois, Richard J. Roberts, S. P. L. Sørensen, Ryōji Noyori, and Hartmut Michel. After him are Andreas Libavius, William C. Campbell, Max Joseph von Pettenkofer, Rasmus Bartholin, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, and Rudolph A. Marcus.

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Among people born in 1694, Georg Brandt ranks 9Before him are Yeongjo of Joseon, Francis Hutcheson, Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Leonardo Leo, Louis-Claude Daquin, and Paul of the Cross. After him are Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Theodore of Corsica, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Henry Pelham, Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, and Johan Helmich Roman. Among people deceased in 1768, Georg Brandt ranks 6Before him are Marie Leszczyńska, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Canaletto, Laurence Sterne, and Nicola Porpora. After him are Francesco Maria Veracini, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Georg Brandt ranks 240 out of 1,612Before him are Göran Persson (1949), Thomas Bartholin (1616), Johann Patkul (1660), Princess Cecilia of Sweden (1807), Magdalena Andersson (1967), and Gunnel Lindblom (1931). After him are Stefan Edberg (1966), Johan Banér (1596), Basshunter (1984), Mikael Persbrandt (1963), Princess Eugénie of Sweden (1830), and Torsten Wiesel (1924).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Georg Brandt ranks 13Before him are Sune Bergström (1916), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), and Torbern Bergman (1735). After him are Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767), Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840), Anders Jahan Retzius (1742), Nils Gabriel Sefström (1787), Anna Sundström (1785), and Per Teodor Cleve (1840).