James Dewar

1842 - 1923

James Dewar

Sir James Dewar (20 September 1842 – 27 March 1923) was a Scottish chemist and physicist. He is best known for his invention of the vacuum flask, which he used in conjunction with research into the liquefaction of gases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Dewar has received more than 225,911 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 125th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, James Dewar ranks 125 out of 473Before him are Kurt Wüthrich, Casimir Funk, John Macleod, Georg Ernst Stahl, Stanford Moore, and Marcellin Berthelot. After him are Sune Bergström, Gerhard Herzberg, Nikolay Semyonov, Christian B. Anfinsen, Willard Libby, and Carl Ferdinand Cori.

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Among people born in 1842, James Dewar ranks 15Before him are Josef Breuer, Dominic Savio, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Ambrose Bierce, and Arrigo Boito. After him are Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Osborne Reynolds, Hermann Cohen, Georg Brandes, and Carl von Linde. Among people deceased in 1923, James Dewar ranks 16Before him are John Venn, Warren G. Harding, Dietrich Eckart, Julius Martov, Pierre Loti, and Damdin Sükhbaatar. After him are Joaquín Sorolla, George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Katherine Mansfield, Edward Emerson Barnard, and Raymond Radiguet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Dewar ranks 576 out of 5,347Before him are Oona O'Neill (1925), William Lassell (1799), Stanley Rous (1895), Raymond Cattell (1905), William Byrd (1543), and Samuel Richardson (1689). After him are John Ray (1627), David Cameron (1966), Diana Rigg (1938), Maud of Wales (1869), John Fowles (1926), and Tony Buzan (1942).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, James Dewar ranks 13Before him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Francis William Aston (1877), Norman Haworth (1883), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and John Macleod (1876). After him are William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Robert Robinson (1886), William C. Campbell (1930), Harry Kroto (1939), Derek Barton (1918), and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897).