Germain Henri Hess

1802 - 1850

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Germain Henri Hess (Russian: Герман Иванович Гесс, romanized: German Ivanovich Gess; 7 August 1802 – 30 November 1850) was a Swiss-Russian chemist and doctor who formulated Hess's law, an early principle of thermochemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Germain Henri Hess has received more than 70,616 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Germain Henri Hess is the 172nd most popular chemist (up from 230th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 114th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Swiss Chemist.

Germain Henri Hess is most famous for his contributions to the field of chemistry, specifically the discovery of the law of conservation of mass.

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Among chemists, Germain Henri Hess ranks 172 out of 510Before him are Stanford Moore, S. P. L. Sørensen, Max Perutz, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Antoine Jérôme Balard, and Feodor Lynen. After him are Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Robert Huber, Wilfrid Voynich, Archer Martin, Peter D. Mitchell, and Gerhard Herzberg.

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Among people born in 1802, Germain Henri Hess ranks 13Before him are Miguel I of Portugal, Elias Lönnrot, Wilhelm Hauff, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, and Antoine Jérôme Balard. After him are Charles Wheatstone, Nikolaus Lenau, Hermann Goldschmidt, Husein Gradaščević, Pavel Nakhimov, and Alcide d'Orbigny. Among people deceased in 1850, Germain Henri Hess ranks 15Before him are José de San Martín, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, Lin Zexu, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, and Robert Peel. After him are Nikolaus Lenau, José Gervasio Artigas, Józef Bem, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Vincent Pallotti, and Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Germain Henri Hess ranks 107 out of 749Before him are Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Charles Bonnet (1720), Matthäus Merian (1593), Gottfried Keller (1819), Richard R. Ernst (1933), and Louis Chevrolet (1878). After him are Heinrich Bullinger (1504), Albert Anker (1831), Blaise Cendrars (1887), Simonetta Sommaruga (1960), Paul Guldin (1577), and Jakob Steiner (1796).

Among CHEMISTS In Switzerland

Among chemists born in Switzerland, Germain Henri Hess ranks 5Before him are Albert Hofmann (1906), Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Kurt Wüthrich (1938), and Richard R. Ernst (1933). After him are Emil Abderhalden (1877), Jacques Dubochet (1942), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), Nicolas Théodore de Saussure (1767), Jacques-Louis Soret (1827), and Marc Delafontaine (1838).