Jan Ingenhousz

1730 - 1799

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Jan (or John) Ingenhousz or Ingen-Housz FRS (8 December 1730 – 7 September 1799) was a Dutch physiologist, biologist and chemist. He is best known for discovering photosynthesis by showing that light is essential to the process by which green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. He also discovered that plants, like animals, have cellular respiration. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Ingenhousz has received more than 516,442 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Jan Ingenhousz is the 275th most popular physicist (up from 298th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 188th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Dutch Physicist.

Jan Ingenhousz was a Dutch physician and physiologist who discovered that plants produce oxygen during photosynthesis.

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Among physicists, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 275 out of 721Before him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Charles Wheatstone, Pierre Louis Dulong, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Klaus von Klitzing, and Andre Geim. After him are Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Gérard Mourou, Henry Way Kendall, Masatoshi Koshiba, Jack Steinberger, and Hugh David Politzer.

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Among people born in 1730, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 5Before him are Alexander Suvorov, Charles Messier, Johann Georg Hamann, and Étienne Bézout. After him are Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova, Josiah Wedgwood, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Antonio Sacchini, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, and William Hamilton. Among people deceased in 1799, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 16Before him are Victoire of France, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Heshen, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, and Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. After him are Jean-Charles de Borda, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Jean-François Marmontel, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and Johann Hedwig.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 156 out of 1,209Before him are Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), Piet Keizer (1943), Ruud Lubbers (1939), Antonis Mor (1519), Tom Gehrels (1925), and Pieter Lastman (1583). After him are Arie Haan (1948), Arjen Robben (1984), Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), John of Leiden (1509), Salomon van Ruysdael (1602), and Nicholas J. Spykman (1893).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 12Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Simon van der Meer (1925), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), and Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931). After him are Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Willem Hendrik Keesom (1876), and Wander Johannes de Haas (1878).