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 272,084 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff is the 14th most popular chemist (up from 15th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 23rd 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, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 14 out of 510Before him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, Fritz Haber, and Carl Wilhelm Scheele. After him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Friedrich Wöhler, Wilhelm Ostwald, Otto Hahn, Humphry Davy, and Julius Lothar Meyer.

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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, William Ramsay, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 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, Paul Lafargue, Pyotr Stolypin, Emilio Salgari, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Georg Jellinek, and Maria Pia of Savoy.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff ranks 22 out of 1,209Before him are Daniel Bernoulli (1700), Hendrik Lorentz (1853), Abel Tasman (1603), M. C. Escher (1898), William III of England (1650), and Willem Barentsz (1550). After him are Pieter Zeeman (1865), Juliana of the Netherlands (1909), Johannes Diderik van der Waals (1837), Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880), and Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1165).

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), and Albert Kluyver (1888).