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John Stith Pemberton

1831 - 1888

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John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an American pharmacist and Confederate States Army veteran who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola. In May 1886, he developed an early version of a beverage that would later become Coca-Cola, but sold his rights to the drink shortly before his death. He suffered from a sabre wound sustained in April 1865, during the Battle of Columbus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Stith Pemberton has received more than 1,154,707 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. John Stith Pemberton is the 32nd most popular chemist (up from 60th in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from United States (up from 585th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Chemist.

John Stith Pemberton is most famous for inventing Coca-Cola.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, John Stith Pemberton ranks 32 out of 509Before him are Eduard Buchner, Otto Wallach, Justus von Liebig, Adolf von Baeyer, August Kekulé, and Valery Legasov. After him are Robert Bunsen, William Ramsay, Frederick Sanger, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Carl Bosch, and Walther Nernst.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1831, John Stith Pemberton ranks 5Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Frederick III, German Emperor, Sitting Bull, and Helena Blavatsky. After him are Emperor Kōmei, Xianfeng Emperor, James A. Garfield, Cheoljong of Joseon, Leo von Caprivi, Richard Dedekind, and Savitribai Phule. Among people deceased in 1888, John Stith Pemberton ranks 6Before him are William I, German Emperor, John Bosco, Frederick III, German Emperor, Rudolf Clausius, and Carl Zeiss. After him are Louisa May Alcott, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Charles-Valentin Alkan, François Achille Bazaine, and Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Stith Pemberton ranks 314 out of 18,182Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), Jean Seberg (1938), Louise Glück (1943), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Susan Sarandon (1946), and Napoleon Hill (1883). After him are Philip Roth (1933), Buffalo Bill (1846), George S. Patton (1885), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), and Natalie Wood (1938).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, John Stith Pemberton ranks 3Before him are Linus Pauling (1901) and Edwin McMillan (1907). After him are Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Howard Northrop (1891), Theodore William Richards (1868), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893).