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George Sarton

1884 - 1956

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George Alfred Leon Sarton (; 31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956) was a Belgian-American chemist and historian. He is considered the founder of the discipline of the history of science as an independent field of study. His most influential works were the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages and the journal Isis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Sarton has received more than 183,267 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. George Sarton is the 342nd most popular chemist, the 302nd most popular biography from Belgium and the 5th most popular Belgian Chemist.

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Among chemists, George Sarton ranks 342 out of 509Before him are Eilhard Mitscherlich, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Paul Walden, Charles Hatchett, and William E. Moerner. After him are Karl Ernst Claus, Charles Friedel, Thomas Cech, Henry Taube, Jacques Bergier, and Anders Gustaf Ekeberg.

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Among people born in 1884, George Sarton ranks 75Before him are Georg Lindemann, Antoine Pevsner, Josias Braun-Blanquet, Mikhail Borodin, Gerald Gardner, and Jean Paulhan. After him are Rómulo Gallegos, Corrado Gini, Ferdinand von Bredow, Werner Krauss, Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter, and Philipp Frank. Among people deceased in 1956, George Sarton ranks 82Before him are Ernest King, Ludwig Klages, Julien Benda, Mikheil Gelovani, Hermann Abendroth, and Felix Bernstein. After him are Jean Metzinger, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Vladimir Obruchev, Victor Young, Walter Gieseking, and Charles Joughin.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, George Sarton ranks 302 out of 1,019Before him are Charles Eugène de Croÿ (1651), Jean Absil (1893), John Berchmans (1599), Enzo Scifo (1966), Godfrey I, Count of Louvain (1060), and Guy Thys (1922). After him are Henry V, Count of Luxembourg (1217), Gustave de Molinari (1819), José van Dam (1940), Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine (967), Johnny Galecki (1975), and Jan Porcellis (1583).

Among CHEMISTS In Belgium

Among chemists born in Belgium, George Sarton ranks 5Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Ernest Solvay (1838), Yves Chauvin (1930), and Leo Baekeland (1863). After him are Jean Stas (1813) and Gilbert Stork (1921).