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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 87,142 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Germain Henri Hess is the 189th most popular chemist (down from 172nd in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 107th 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 189 out of 509Before him are Joachim Frank, Ei-ichi Negishi, Walter Gilbert, Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Davis Jr., and Stanislao Cannizzaro. After him are Julius Axelrod, Gerhard Herzberg, Erwin Chargaff, Ahmed Zewail, Otto Wichterle, and Johann Deisenhofer.

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Among people born in 1802, Germain Henri Hess ranks 13Before him are Miguel I of Portugal, Elias Lönnrot, Wilhelm Hauff, Charles Wheatstone, Heinrich Gustav Magnus, and Antoine Jérôme Balard. After him are Pavel Nakhimov, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, Husein Gradaščević, Nikolaus Lenau, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Hermann Goldschmidt. Among people deceased in 1850, Germain Henri Hess ranks 15Before him are Marie Tussaud, Frédéric Bastiat, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Louise of Orléans, Robert Peel, and Lin Zexu. After him are Jean-Pierre Boyer, José Gervasio Artigas, Vincent Pallotti, Nikolaus Lenau, Józef Bem, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Germain Henri Hess ranks 103 out of 876Before him are Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740), Jost Bürgi (1552), Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821), Nicholas of Flüe (1417), Hannes Meyer (1889), and Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778). After him are Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Gaspard Bauhin (1560), César Ritz (1850), Albert Anker (1831), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), and Charles Bonnet (1720).

Among CHEMISTS In Switzerland

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