Johann Rudolf Glauber

1604 - 1670

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Johann Rudolf Glauber (10 March 1604 – 16 March 1670) was a German-Dutch alchemist and chemist. Some historians of science have described him as one of the first chemical engineers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Rudolf Glauber has received more than 87,404 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Johann Rudolf Glauber is the 85th most popular chemist (down from 83rd in 2019), the 521st most popular biography from Germany (up from 557th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Chemist.

Johann Rudolf Glauber was a German chemist and pharmacist who is most famous for his work in the field of chemistry. He is credited with the discovery of sodium sulfate and the production of sodium sulfate from sulfuric acid and wood ash.

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Among chemists, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 85 out of 602Before him are Theodore William Richards, James B. Sumner, Hans Adolf Krebs, Odd Hassel, William Crookes, and Henry Hallett Dale. After him are Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Richard Kuhn, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Paul Hermann Müller, and Hans von Euler-Chelpin.

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Among people born in 1604, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 3Before him are Osman II, and John IV of Portugal. After him are Tokugawa Iemitsu, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, İslâm III Giray, Claudia de' Medici, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, Zheng Zhilong, Abraham Bosse, and Catherine of Brandenburg. Among people deceased in 1670, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 4Before him are John Amos Comenius, Frederick III of Denmark, and Henrietta of England. After him are Louis Le Vau, Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Salomon van Ruysdael, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Giovanna Garzoni, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, and William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 521 out of 7,253Before him are Niklas Luhmann (1927), Hans Geiger (1882), Klaus Mann (1906), Erhard Milch (1892), Wassily Leontief (1906), and Hans Spemann (1869). After him are Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), F. W. Murnau (1888), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Frederick Trump (1869), and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 21Before him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), and Hans Adolf Krebs (1900). After him are Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Karl Ziegler (1898), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Fritz Strassmann (1902), and Gerhard Ertl (1936).