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Gilbert N. Lewis

1875 - 1946

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Gilbert Newton Lewis (October 23 or October 25, 1875 – March 23, 1946) was an American physical chemist and a dean of the College of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. Lewis was best known for his discovery of the covalent bond and his concept of electron pairs; his Lewis dot structures and other contributions to valence bond theory have shaped modern theories of chemical bonding. Lewis successfully contributed to chemical thermodynamics, photochemistry, and isotope separation, and is also known for his concept of acids and bases. Lewis also researched on relativity and quantum physics, and in 1926 he coined the term "photon" for the smallest unit of radiant energy.G. N. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilbert N. Lewis has received more than 554,476 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Gilbert N. Lewis is the 74th most popular chemist (up from 93rd in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from United States (up from 741st in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Chemist.

Gilbert N. Lewis is most famous for his work on the electron-pair theory of chemical bonding.

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Among chemists, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 74 out of 509Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs, Otto Diels, Theodore William Richards, George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, and Frederick Gowland Hopkins. After him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Joseph Proust, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, and Hermann Staudinger.

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Among people born in 1875, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 18Before him are Aleister Crowley, Albert I of Belgium, Mikhail Kalinin, Marie of Romania, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. After him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Fritz Kreisler, Henry Hallett Dale, Paul Landowski, Giovanni Gentile, and Antonio Machado. Among people deceased in 1946, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 30Before him are Andrey Vlasov, Ferenc Szálasi, Draža Mihailović, Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, and Karl Hermann Frank. After him are Ananda Mahidol, László Moholy-Nagy, Felix Hoffmann, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Helene Schjerfbeck, and Tomoyuki Yamashita.

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Among people born in United States, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 579 out of 18,182Before him are D. B. Cooper (1931), Richard Meier (1934), William Holden (1918), Robert Kardashian (1944), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and Mark Zuckerberg (1984). After him are John Deere (1804), Kevin Spacey (1959), John R. Bolton (1948), Mia Farrow (1945), Ed Harris (1950), and Robert Coleman Richardson (1937).

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Among chemists born in United States, Gilbert N. Lewis ranks 10Before him are Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Howard Northrop (1891), and Theodore William Richards (1868). After him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), and James B. Sumner (1887).