John William Draper

1811 - 1882

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John William Draper (May 5, 1811 – January 4, 1882) was an English-born American scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian and photographer. He is credited with producing the first clear photograph of a female face (1839–40) and the first detailed photograph of the moon in 1840. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John William Draper has received more than 156,557 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John William Draper is the 363rd most popular chemist (up from 381st in 2019), the 1,991st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,034th in 2019) and the 50th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, John William Draper ranks 363 out of 510Before him are Leonor Michaelis, George Washington Carver, William Nicholson, Otto Schott, Friedrich Stromeyer, and Hermann von Fehling. After him are Carl Djerassi, André-Louis Debierne, Charles Macintosh, Thomas Cech, Maud Menten, and Agnes Pockels.

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Among people born in 1811, John William Draper ranks 37Before him are Ditlev Gothard Monrad, Carlo Matteucci, Karel Jaromír Erben, Peter Julian Eymard, Karl Gutzkow, and J. C. Jacobsen. After him are Édouard René de Laboulaye, Raden Saleh, Sakuma Shōzan, William Robert Grove, Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, and Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Among people deceased in 1882, John William Draper ranks 45Before him are Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Ferdinand Reich, Charles J. Guiteau, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, François-Auguste Biard, and Charles Blanc. After him are Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann, Joseph Decaisne, Johann Benedict Listing, Đuro Daničić, Carl Robert Jakobson, and Auguste Barbier.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John William Draper ranks 1,991 out of 6,924Before him are Paul Freeman (1943), John Maynard Smith (1920), Peter Frampton (1950), Michael Apted (1941), Dua Lipa (1995), and Æthelfrith (600). After him are Thomas Beecham (1879), Edith Pargeter (1913), James Legge (1815), William Smith (1813), Bill Foulkes (1932), and Joseph Delaney (1945).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John William Draper ranks 50Before him are Martin Lowry (1874), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Charles Hatchett (1765), Frederick Abel (1827), Alexander William Williamson (1824), and William Nicholson (1753). After him are Charles Macintosh (1766), Peter Atkins (1940), Tim Hunt (1943), William Gregor (1761), Thomas Andrews (1813), and Luke Howard (1772).