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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-born British 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 547,728 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jan Ingenhousz is the 278th most popular physicist (down from 275th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 156th 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 278 out of 717Before him are John Tyndall, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Masatoshi Koshiba, Leo Esaki, Zhores Alferov, and Otto Robert Frisch. After him are Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Antoine César Becquerel, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Ivar Giaever, George Smoot, and Ernest Walton.

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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, Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia, Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Antonio Sacchini, Pieter Boddaert, and Josiah Wedgwood. Among people deceased in 1799, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 16Before him are Heshen, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Victoire of France, Étienne-Louis Boullée, and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. After him are Jean-Charles de Borda, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Jean-François Marmontel, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Patrick Henry, and Pierre Pigneau de Behaine.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 153 out of 1,427Before him are Princess Irene of the Netherlands (1939), George Blake (1922), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Wim Kok (1938), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), and Antonis Mor (1519). After him are Theo van Gogh (1957), Gustav Leonhardt (1928), Lambert of Maastricht (635), Piet Keizer (1943), Anton Geesink (1934), and Eddie Van Halen (1955).

Among PHYSICISTS In Netherlands

Among physicists born in Netherlands, Jan Ingenhousz ranks 12Before him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853), Peter Debye (1884), Frits Zernike (1888), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Simon van der Meer (1925). After him are Gerard 't Hooft (1946), Hans Kramers (1894), Hendrik Casimir (1909), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), Dirk Coster (1889), and Wander Johannes de Haas (1878).