Johann Joachim Becher

1635 - 1682

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Johann Joachim Becher (German: [ˈbɛçɐ]; 6 May 1635 – October 1682) was a German physician, alchemist, precursor of chemistry, scholar and adventurer, best known for his development of the phlogiston theory of combustion, and his advancement of Austrian cameralism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Joachim Becher has received more than 50,695 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Johann Joachim Becher is the 123rd most popular physician (up from 136th in 2019), the 835th most popular biography from Germany (down from 821st in 2019) and the 16th most popular German Physician.

Johann Joachim Becher was a German chemist and physician who first proposed the idea of phlogiston. He is most famous for his theory of phlogiston.

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Among physicians, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 123 out of 509Before him are Guy de Chauliac, Georgios Papanikolaou, Robin Cook, Herbert Spencer Gasser, Jens Christian Skou, and Albrecht von Haller. After him are Heo Jun, Peter Damian, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Oswald Avery, Jean Dausset, and Jean Marc Gaspard Itard.

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Among people born in 1635, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 6Before him are Robert Hooke, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Henry Morgan, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, and François l'Olonnais. After him are Philipp Spener, Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philippe Quinault, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, and Zanabazar. Among people deceased in 1682, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 7Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Claude Lorrain, Evliya Çelebi, Feodor III of Russia, 5th Dalai Lama, and Jacob van Ruisdael. After him are Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, Baldassare Longhena, Avvakum, Jean Picard, and Prince Rupert of the Rhine.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 835 out of 5,289Before him are Arno Breker (1900), Frederica of Baden (1781), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Wolfgang Schäuble (1942), Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen (1622), and Heinrich von Vietinghoff (1887). After him are Kurt Zeitzler (1895), Harald Schumacher (1954), Prince Leopold of Bavaria (1846), Karl Harrer (1890), Ivan Rebroff (1931), and Horst Tappert (1923).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 16Before him are Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Theodor Morell (1886), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Werner Forssmann (1904), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), and Otto Loewi (1873). After him are Theodor Billroth (1829), Albert of Riga (1165), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Ernst Gräfenberg (1881), August von Wassermann (1866), and Waldemar Hoven (1903).