CHEMIST

Johann Josef Loschmidt

1821 - 1895

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Johann Josef Loschmidt (15 March 1821 – 8 July 1895), who referred to himself mostly as Josef Loschmidt (omitting his first name), was a notable Austrian scientist who performed ground-breaking work in chemistry, physics (thermodynamics, optics, electrodynamics), and crystal forms. Born in Karlsbad, a town located in the Austrian Empire (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), Loschmidt became professor of physical chemistry at the University of Vienna in 1868. He had two early mentors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Josef Loschmidt has received more than 61,313 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Johann Josef Loschmidt is the 169th most popular chemist (up from 203rd in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Czechia (down from 41st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Czech Chemist.

Johann Josef Loschmidt was a German physicist who is most famous for his work on the kinetic theory of gases. He was able to show that the volume of a gas is proportional to the pressure and temperature and that the number of molecules in a gas is proportional to the volume.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Johann Josef Loschmidt ranks 169 out of 510Before him are Fritz Albert Lipmann, Richard R. Ernst, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Stanford Moore, S. P. L. Sørensen, and Max Perutz. After him are Antoine Jérôme Balard, Feodor Lynen, Germain Henri Hess, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Robert Huber, and Wilfrid Voynich.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1821, Johann Josef Loschmidt ranks 17Before him are Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Arthur Cayley, and Louis Vuitton. After him are Nikolay Nekrasov, Heinrich Barth, Sebastian Kneipp, Anita Garibaldi, Giovanni Bottesini, and Henry Thomas Buckle. Among people deceased in 1895, Johann Josef Loschmidt ranks 17Before him are Franz von Suppé, Isma'il Pasha, Friedrich Miescher, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Arthur Cayley, and Nikolai Leskov. After him are Frederick Douglass, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, John Russell Hind, Lord Randolph Churchill, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and James Dwight Dana.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Johann Josef Loschmidt ranks 121 out of 839Before him are Daniel Swarovski (1862), G. W. Pabst (1885), Jan Kubiš (1913), Bretislav I (1005), Elizabeth of Bohemia (1292), and Ludmila of Bohemia (860). After him are Franz Reichelt (1879), Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein (1940), Pavel Nedvěd (1972), Jan Neruda (1834), Princess Sophie of Hohenberg (1901), and Alfred Kubin (1877).

Among CHEMISTS In Czechia

Among chemists born in Czechia, Johann Josef Loschmidt ranks 2Before him are Gerty Cori (1896). After him are Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896), Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890), Otto Wichterle (1913), Hans Tropsch (1889), Zdenko Hans Skraup (1850), and Jiří Drahoš (1949).