Jean Stas

1813 - 1891

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Jean Servais Stas (21 August 1813 – 13 December 1891) was a Belgian analytical chemist who co-discovered the atomic weight of carbon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Stas has received more than 41,009 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Jean Stas is the 329th most popular chemist (up from 431st in 2019), the 266th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 477th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Jean Stas ranks 329 out of 602Before him are Sendivogius, Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, Alexandre Brongniart, Frances Arnold, Victor Goldschmidt, and François-Marie Raoult. After him are Eilhard Mitscherlich, Édouard Herzen, Thomas C. Südhof, Fraser Stoddart, Otto Wichterle, and Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy.

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Among people born in 1813, Jean Stas ranks 24Before him are Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Princess Josephine of Baden, Louis Lucien Bonaparte, Juan Pablo Duarte, James Dwight Dana, and Alexander Dargomyzhsky. After him are Matthias Castrén, Jørgen Moe, Princess Mathilde Caroline of Bavaria, Auguste Maquet, Frédéric Ozanam, and Pōmare IV. Among people deceased in 1891, Jean Stas ranks 43Before him are Leon Pinsker, Joseph E. Johnston, Théodore de Banville, Fredrik Pacius, Pierre de Decker, and Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. After him are N. R. Pogson, Aleksander Chodźko, Giovanni Morelli, Carl Nägeli, Mihail Kogălniceanu, and Prince Baudouin of Belgium.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jean Stas ranks 266 out of 1,190Before him are Adam Frans van der Meulen (1632), John of Ruusbroec (1293), Pierre de Decker (1812), François-Joseph Fétis (1784), Cornelis Floris de Vriendt (1514), and Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569). After him are Lucien Van Impe (1946), Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg (1789), Camille Huysmans (1871), Johannes Ciconia (1370), Enzo Scifo (1966), and Gustaaf Deloor (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In Belgium

Among chemists born in Belgium, Jean Stas ranks 5Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Ernest Solvay (1838), Yves Chauvin (1930), and Leo Baekeland (1863). After him are George Sarton (1884), and Gilbert Stork (1921).