John Roebuck

1718 - 1794

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John Roebuck of Kinneil FRS FRSE (1718 – 17 July 1794) was an English industrialist, inventor, mechanical engineer, and physician who played an important role in the Industrial Revolution and who is known for developing the industrial-scale manufacture of sulfuric acid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Roebuck has received more than 72,169 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. John Roebuck is the 548th most popular chemist, the 4,666th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 70th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, John Roebuck ranks 548 out of 602Before him are Helen Murray Free, Nikolai Menshutkin, Hieronymous Theodor Richter, Jürgen Hennig, Henry Eyring, and Frederick G. Donnan. After him are Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Bruce Alberts, Martin Kamen, J. L. B. Smith, Florence B. Seibert, and Mildred Cohn.

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Among people born in 1718, John Roebuck ranks 23Before him are Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix, William Hunter, George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht, Israel Putnam, and Elizabeth Montagu. After him are Hugh Blair, and Salabat Jung. Among people deceased in 1794, John Roebuck ranks 65Before him are Antonio Rinaldi, Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, François Chabot, Justus Möser, Jérôme Pétion de Villeneuve, and Richard Henry Lee.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Roebuck ranks 4,666 out of 8,785Before him are Pete Doherty (1979), Rik Mayall (1958), Dev Patel (1990), David Garnett (1892), Lynsey de Paul (1948), and Major Ritchie (1870). After him are David Hampshire (1917), Charles Kent (1852), John McNally (1932), Stephen Leacock (1869), Lilian Gibbs (1870), and Bill Moggridge (1943).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Roebuck ranks 70Before him are Edward Charles Howard (1774), Christopher Kelk Ingold (1893), Robin Hill (1899), Leslie Orgel (1927), Neil Bartlett (1932), and John Mayow (1640). After him are Henry Roscoe (1833), Martyn Poliakoff (1947), John George Children (1777), and Carol V. Robinson (1956).