Henry Clifton Sorby

1826 - 1908

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Henry Clifton Sorby (10 May 1826 – 9 March 1908) was an English microscopist and geologist. His major contribution was the development of techniques for studying iron and steel with microscopes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Clifton Sorby has received more than 45,765 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Henry Clifton Sorby is the 51st most popular geologist, the 3,350th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,530th in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Geologist.

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Among geologists, Henry Clifton Sorby ranks 51 out of 90Before him are Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald, Richard Kirwan, Alfred Lacroix, Niles Eldredge, Luigi Palmieri, and Gerard De Geer. After him are Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Ferdinand Zirkel, Harry Rosenbusch, Oskar Lenz, Hugo Benioff, and Joseph Thomson.

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Among people born in 1826, Henry Clifton Sorby ranks 54Before him are Silvestro Lega, August Ahlqvist, Mariano Ignacio Prado, Domenico Morelli, Johann Köler, and Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen. After him are Friedrich Chrysander, Lea Ahlborn, Joseph Victor von Scheffel, Emily Blackwell, Matvey Gusev, and Sereno Watson. Among people deceased in 1908, Henry Clifton Sorby ranks 83Before him are Ernest Hébert, Rūdolfs Blaumanis, Lorenz Frølich, Baron Ignaz von Plener, John Evans, and Carl Koldewey. After him are Svatopluk Čech, Hashimoto Gahō, Antonio Aguilar y Correa, Marquis of Vega de Armijo, Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević, Walter Leistikow, and Joel Chandler Harris.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry Clifton Sorby ranks 3,350 out of 8,785Before him are Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster (1355), Charles Avison (1709), William Bradford (1590), John Abbot (1751), Rupert Graves (1963), and Andrew Planche (1727). After him are John de la Pole, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1462), Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow (1887), Matt Monro (1930), Margaret Price (1941), Miles Dempsey (1896), and Dominic Cooper (1978).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among geologists born in United Kingdom, Henry Clifton Sorby ranks 11Before him are William Smith (1769), Gideon Mantell (1790), William Buckland (1784), Adam Sedgwick (1785), Arthur Holmes (1890), and John Phillips (1800). After him are Joseph Thomson (1858), Robert Jameson (1774), William Nicol (1770), Henry De la Beche (1796), Charles Lapworth (1842), and Dan McKenzie (1942).