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Johan August Arfwedson

1792 - 1841

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Johan August Arfwedson (12 January 1792 – 28 October 1841) was a Swedish chemist who discovered the chemical element lithium in 1817 by isolating it as a salt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan August Arfwedson has received more than 78,614 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Johan August Arfwedson is the 208th most popular chemist (down from 162nd in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Swedish Chemist.

Johan August Arfwedson was a Swedish explorer who was most famous for the discovery of the Arfwedson Glacier in Greenland.

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Among chemists, Johan August Arfwedson ranks 208 out of 509Before him are William Standish Knowles, Peter D. Mitchell, Robert Curl, Giulio Natta, Ascanio Sobrero, and Emil Erlenmeyer. After him are William Henry Perkin, Feodor Lynen, Alexander R. Todd, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Derek Barton, and Aziz Sancar.

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Among people born in 1792, Johan August Arfwedson ranks 14Before him are Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Karl Ernst von Baer, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, and James Mayer de Rothschild. After him are Maria Beatrice of Savoy, William, Duke of Nassau, Johann Peter Eckermann, John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Victor Cousin, and Matteo Carcassi. Among people deceased in 1841, Johan August Arfwedson ranks 9Before him are William Henry Harrison, Nicolas Appert, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, and Ferdinando Carulli. After him are Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Minh Mạng, Friedrich Parrot, and Félix Savart.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Johan August Arfwedson ranks 166 out of 1,612Before him are Hedvig Sophia of Sweden (1681), Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gustaf de Laval (1845), Karin Månsdotter (1550), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), and Eric XII of Sweden (1339). After him are Inge the Younger (1100), Kurt Hamrin (1934), Toomas Hendrik Ilves (1953), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Inger Nilsson (1959), and Hans Rosling (1948).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Johan August Arfwedson ranks 8Before him are Svante Arrhenius (1859), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Arne Tiselius (1902), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), and Sune Bergström (1916). After him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Torbern Bergman (1735), Georg Brandt (1694), and Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767).