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 176,438 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John William Draper is the 381st most popular chemist (down from 363rd in 2019), the 2,209th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,989th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, John William Draper ranks 381 out of 509Before him are Maud Menten, Franz von Soxhlet, Thomas Andrews, Alexander William Williamson, Jean-Antoine Chaptal, and Peter Waage. After him are Jan Czochralski, Nicolas Lemery, Lina Stern, Felix Hoppe-Seyler, David Warren, and Benjamin List.

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Among people born in 1811, John William Draper ranks 42Before him are Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Joseph Cafasso, William Robert Grove, Karl Gutzkow, and J. C. Jacobsen. After him are Peter Julian Eymard, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Sakuma Shōzan, Horace Greeley, and Prince Adalbert of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1882, John William Draper ranks 45Before him are Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Jørgen Moe, Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, Georges Leclanché, Charles J. Guiteau, and François-Auguste Biard. After him are Đuro Daničić, Charles Blanc, Carl Robert Jakobson, Henry Cole, Theodor Kullak, and Giovanni Lanza.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John William Draper ranks 2,209 out of 7,765Before him are Damian Lewis (1971), John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886), David Trimble (1944), George Bentham (1800), George Herbert (1593), and J. B. Priestley (1894). After him are Peter Hammill (1948), Sidney Smith (1764), William Bayliss (1860), John Owen (1616), Lindsay Duncan (1950), and Midge Ure (1953).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John William Draper ranks 50Before him are Charles Macintosh (1766), William Prout (1785), Charles Hatchett (1765), Tim Hunt (1943), Thomas Andrews (1813), and Alexander William Williamson (1824). After him are Peter Atkins (1940), William Gregor (1761), Luke Howard (1772), William Nicholson (1753), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), and John Walker (1781).