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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 75,328 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Johann Rudolf Glauber is the 83rd most popular chemist (down from 70th in 2019), the 557th most popular biography from Germany (down from 525th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 83 out of 509Before him are Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Joseph Proust, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Hermann Staudinger, Michel Eugène Chevreul, and Karl Ziegler. After him are Konrad Emil Bloch, Odd Hassel, Richard Kuhn, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Felix Hoffmann, and Ernest Solvay.

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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, Claudia de' Medici, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, İslâm III Giray, Bernard of Saxe-Weimar, Catherine of Brandenburg, Zheng Zhilong, and Antoine III de Gramont. Among people deceased in 1670, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 5Before him are John Amos Comenius, Henrietta of England, Frederick III of Denmark, and Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Louis Le Vau, Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine, Salomon van Ruysdael, Bartholomeus van der Helst, George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, Giovanna Garzoni, and Niccolò Zucchi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 557 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Ziegler (1898), Kurt Meyer (1910), Heinrich Brüning (1885), and Erich Hoepner (1886). After him are Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Elisabeth of Wied (1843), Karl Gebhardt (1897), and Rupert, King of Germany (1352).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Johann Rudolf Glauber ranks 22Before him are Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hermann Staudinger (1881), and Karl Ziegler (1898). After him are Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), and Joachim Sauer (1949).