John Dalton

1766 - 1844

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John Dalton (; 5 or 6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, physicist and meteorologist. He is best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into colour blindness, which he had. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dalton has received more than 3,379,355 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). John Dalton is the 5th most popular chemist, the 34th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 45th in 2019) and the most popular Chemist.

John Dalton is most famous for his atomic theory. He believed that all matter was made up of tiny particles called atoms. He also believed that atoms were indivisible and that they were not created or destroyed.

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Among chemists, John Dalton ranks 5 out of 509Before him are Louis Pasteur, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, and Antoine Lavoisier. After him are Robert Boyle, Irène Joliot-Curie, Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1766, John Dalton ranks 1After him are Thomas Robert Malthus, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Germaine de Staël, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Nikolay Karamzin, Maine de Biran, Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, and Charlotte, Princess Royal. Among people deceased in 1844, John Dalton ranks 1After him are Charles XIV John of Sweden, Joseph Bonaparte, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Joseph Smith, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Ivan Krylov, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Ching Shih, and Charles Nodier.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dalton ranks 34 out of 7,765Before him are Anne Boleyn (1501), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Mary, Queen of Scots (1542), Robert Hooke (1635), Lord Byron (1788), and Jane Austen (1775). After him are David Hume (1711), Mary II of England (1662), James Prescott Joule (1818), Thomas More (1478), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), and Anthony Hopkins (1937).

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Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Dalton ranks 1After him are Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Sanger (1918), Frederick Soddy (1877), William Crookes (1832), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), John Newlands (1837), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and Robert Robinson (1886).