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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 60,373 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Johann Joachim Becher is the 110th most popular physician (up from 123rd in 2019), the 728th most popular biography from Germany (up from 835th in 2019) and the 14th 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 110 out of 502Before him are Charles Nicolle, Arvid Carlsson, Eric Kandel, Gerhard Armauer Hansen, George Minot, and Peter Damian. After him are Edgar Adrian, John Snow, Ferid Murad, Francis Peyton Rous, Herta Oberheuser, and Richard von Krafft-Ebing.

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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, François l'Olonnais, and Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha. After him are Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Philipp Spener, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, Eugene Maurice, Count of Soissons, Alexander Farnese, Prince of Parma, and Philippe Quinault. Among people deceased in 1682, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 7Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Claude Lorrain, Feodor III of Russia, 5th Dalai Lama, Evliya Çelebi, and Jacob van Ruisdael. After him are Jacob Kettler, Alessandro Stradella, Avvakum, Baldassare Longhena, Thomas Browne, and Jean Picard.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 728 out of 6,142Before him are Gisela of Hungary (980), Amalie Auguste of Bavaria (1801), Wilhelm Liebknecht (1826), John George I, Elector of Saxony (1585), Moritz Schlick (1882), and Manfred Gerlach (1928). After him are Hermann von Salza (1170), Karl Harrer (1890), Thomas Anders (1963), Frederick Augustus III of Saxony (1865), Wilhelm Cuno (1876), and Gottfried Semper (1803).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Johann Joachim Becher ranks 14Before him are Franz Mesmer (1734), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), and Otto Loewi (1873). After him are Herta Oberheuser (1911), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Theodor Billroth (1829), and Ludwig Guttmann (1899).