Johan Gottlieb Gahn

1745 - 1818

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Johan Gottlieb Gahn (19 August 1745 – 8 December 1818) was a Swedish chemist and metallurgist who discovered manganese in 1774.Gahn studied in Uppsala 1762 – 1770 and became acquainted with chemists Torbern Bergman and Carl Wilhelm Scheele. 1770 he settled in Falun, where he introduced improvements in copper smelting, and participated in building up several factories, including those for vitriol, sulfur and red paint. He was the chemist for The Swedish Board of Mines Bergskollegium from 1773 – 1817. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johan Gottlieb Gahn has received more than 38,670 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Johan Gottlieb Gahn is the 244th most popular chemist (down from 217th in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 175th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Swedish Chemist.

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Among chemists, Johan Gottlieb Gahn ranks 244 out of 510Before him are William Standish Knowles, Erwin Chargaff, Vladimir Markovnikov, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Rodney Robert Porter, and Herbert C. Brown. After him are Jaroslav Heyrovský, Carl Reichenbach, Smithson Tennant, Alan MacDiarmid, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, and Christian Friedrich Schönbein.

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Among people born in 1745, Johan Gottlieb Gahn ranks 13Before him are Carl Stamitz, Levin August von Bennigsen, Johan Christian Fabricius, Andrianampoinimerina, Casimir Pulaski, and Fyodor Ushakov. After him are Valentin Haüy, George Atwood, Şahin Giray, Denis Fonvizin, Mihrişah Sultan, and Jens Juel. Among people deceased in 1818, Johan Gottlieb Gahn ranks 12Before him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Alexandre Pétion, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Matthew Lewis, and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé. After him are Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Paul Revere, Heinrich Füger, Abigail Adams, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Caspar Wessel.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Johan Gottlieb Gahn ranks 206 out of 1,296Before him are Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), Per Albin Hansson (1885), Ann-Margret (1941), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Maud Adams (1945), and John Ericsson (1803). After him are Avicii (1989), Carl Bildt (1949), Knut Wicksell (1851), Sigvard Bernadotte (1907), Helge von Koch (1870), and Inger Nilsson (1959).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Johan Gottlieb Gahn ranks 10Before him are Theodor Svedberg (1884), Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), and Torbern Bergman (1735). After him are Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Georg Brandt (1694), Per Teodor Cleve (1840), Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840), and Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (1767).