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Johann Wilhelm Ritter

1776 - 1810

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Johann Wilhelm Ritter (16 December 1776 – 23 January 1810) was a German chemist, physicist and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johann Wilhelm Ritter has received more than 122,268 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Johann Wilhelm Ritter is the 139th most popular chemist (down from 120th in 2019), the 171st most popular biography from Poland (down from 159th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Polish Chemist.

Johann Wilhelm Ritter was a German chemist and physicist who is most famous for his discovery of ultraviolet radiation.

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Among chemists, Johann Wilhelm Ritter ranks 139 out of 509Before him are Christian B. Anfinsen, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Arthur Harden, William Giauque, Marcellin Berthelot, and Paul Berg. After him are Robert W. Holley, Fritz Strassmann, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, and Robert F. Furchgott.

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Among people born in 1776, Johann Wilhelm Ritter ranks 11Before him are John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Baden, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, and Şehzade Abdullah. After him are Jean-Pierre Boyer, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, Pehr Henrik Ling, Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, and Peter Barlow. Among people deceased in 1810, Johann Wilhelm Ritter ranks 8Before him are Axel von Fersen the Younger, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Nachman of Breslov, Jean-Georges Noverre, Chevalier d'Éon, and Marie Joséphine of Savoy. After him are Philipp Otto Runge, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, Andrianampoinimerina, Andreas Hofer, Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, and Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Johann Wilhelm Ritter ranks 171 out of 1,454Before him are Bolesław Bierut (1892), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Albert Sabin (1906), Catherine Opalińska (1680), and Henry II the Pious (1196). After him are Bronisław Komorowski (1952), Otto Kretschmer (1912), Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Miroslav Klose (1978), Albrecht von Roon (1803), and Robert Lewandowski (1988).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Johann Wilhelm Ritter ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Bergius (1884), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Antoni Grabowski (1857), and Casimir Funk (1884). After him are Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822), Sendivogius (1566), Fritz London (1900), Richard Abegg (1869), and Kazimierz Fajans (1887).