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Georg Ernst Stahl

1659 - 1734

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Georg Ernst Stahl (22 October 1659 – 24 May 1734) was a German chemist, physician and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Ernst Stahl has received more than 149,901 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Georg Ernst Stahl is the 124th most popular chemist (down from 116th in 2019), the 714th most popular biography from Germany (up from 762nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Chemist.

Georg Ernst Stahl is most famous for his theory of phlogiston, which he proposed in 1703. Phlogiston was a substance that was released when something burned.

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Among chemists, Georg Ernst Stahl ranks 124 out of 509Before him are John Macleod, Casimir Funk, Richard R. Ernst, William Howard Stein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Lars Onsager. After him are Johan Gadolin, Glenn T. Seaborg, Joachim Sauer, Jean-Marie Lehn, Dan Shechtman, and Robert Burns Woodward.

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Among people born in 1659, Georg Ernst Stahl ranks 3Before him are Henry Purcell and Jacob Roggeveen. After him are Henry Every, Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Sebastiano Ricci, Adam Ludwig Lewenhaupt, Pieter van der Aa, Domenico Gabrielli, Adriaen van der Werff, Theodore Eustace, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, and David Gregory. Among people deceased in 1734, Georg Ernst Stahl ranks 1After him are Rob Roy MacGregor, Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Richard Cantillon, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, Sebastiano Ricci, Giovanni Ceva, Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham, Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, Johann Conrad Dippel, Domenico Trezzini, and James Thornhill.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georg Ernst Stahl ranks 714 out of 6,142Before him are Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707), Michael Praetorius (1571), Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Günter Schabowski (1929), Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), and Gerd Binnig (1947). After him are Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757), Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668), Arthur Nebe (1894), Max Schmeling (1905), David Strauss (1808), and Johann Tetzel (1460).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Georg Ernst Stahl ranks 27Before him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877). After him are Joachim Sauer (1949), Ernst Chain (1906), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Hennig Brand (1630), and Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802).