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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff

1852 - 1911

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Jacobus Henricus "Henry" van 't Hoff Jr. (Dutch: [vɑn (ə)t ˈɦɔf]; 30 August 1852 – 1 March 1911) was a Dutch physical chemist. A highly influential theoretical chemist of his time, Van 't Hoff was the first winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff has received more than 327,693 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff is the 14th most popular chemist, the 20th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 22nd in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Chemist.

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff is most famous for his discovery of the law of chemical equilibrium and the concept of chemical affinity.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 14 out of 509Before him are Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Fritz Haber, and Linus Pauling. After him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Wöhler, Otto Hahn, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, and Humphry Davy.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 4Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Henri Becquerel, and Emperor Meiji. After him are Emil Fischer, Henri Moissan, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1911, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 2Before him is Gustav Mahler. After him are Wilhelm Dilthey, Francis Galton, Alfred Binet, Joseph Pulitzer, Pyotr Stolypin, Paul Lafargue, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Georg Jellinek, Emilio Salgari, and Valentin Serov.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 20 out of 1,427Before him are Abel Tasman (1603), Beatrix of the Netherlands (1938), Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), M. C. Escher (1898), and William III of England (1650). After him are Pieter Zeeman (1865), Pope Adrian VI (1459), Willem Barentsz (1550), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), and Juliana of the Netherlands (1909).

Among CHEMISTS In Netherlands

Among chemists born in Netherlands, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 1After him are Paul J. Crutzen (1933), Ben Feringa (1951), C. H. D. Buys Ballot (1817), Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801), and Albert Kluyver (1888).