John Dalton

1766 - 1844

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John Dalton (; 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, sometimes referred to as Daltonism in his honour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dalton has received more than 3,001,330 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). John Dalton is the 5th most popular chemist, the 46th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 47th in 2019) and the most popular British 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 510Before him are Louis Pasteur, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, and Antoine Lavoisier. After him are Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, 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, Nikolay Karamzin, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, William Hyde Wollaston, Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, and Maine de Biran. Among people deceased in 1844, John Dalton ranks 1After him are Joseph Bonaparte, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Joseph Smith, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Ivan Krylov, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Flora Tristan, and Ching Shih.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dalton ranks 46 out of 6,924Before him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Henry V of England (1386), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), William Wallace (1270), and Edward Jenner (1749). After him are Alfred the Great (849), Robert Hooke (1635), Lord Byron (1788), Thomas More (1478), Sean Connery (1930), and Francis Drake (1540).

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Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Dalton ranks 1After him are Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Soddy (1877), Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).