Luke Howard

1772 - 1864

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Luke Howard, (28 November 1772 – 21 March 1864) was a British manufacturing chemist and an amateur meteorologist with broad interests in science. His lasting contribution to science is a nomenclature system for clouds, which he proposed in an 1802 presentation to the Askesian Society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luke Howard has received more than 136,645 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Luke Howard is the 398th most popular chemist (down from 388th in 2019), the 2,450th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,090th in 2019) and the 56th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, Luke Howard ranks 398 out of 510Before him are Adolph Frank, Andrés Manuel del Río, Louis Le Chatelier, William Gregor, Thomas Andrews, and Johan Kjeldahl. After him are Morris Travers, Henri Laborit, Hugo Schiff, Felix Hoppe-Seyler, Nils Gabriel Sefström, and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.

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Among people born in 1772, Luke Howard ranks 31Before him are Hồ Xuân Hương, Gerhard von Kügelgen, Karl Friedrich von Gaertner, Augustus, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Miguel Ricardo de Álava, and Friedrich Gilly. After him are Frans Michael Franzén, Vicente López Portaña, William Wirt, Manuel José Quintana, Martha Jefferson Randolph, and Paul Louis Courier. Among people deceased in 1864, Luke Howard ranks 44Before him are Imre Madách, Pedro Santana, Archduke Louis of Austria, Heinrich Rose, Charles Julien Brianchon, and Giovanni Antonio Amedeo Plana. After him are Nassau William Senior, Duchess Elisabeth Alexandrine of Württemberg, Simonas Daukantas, Gonçalves Dias, J. E. B. Stuart, and Gaetano Bedini.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Luke Howard ranks 2,450 out of 6,924Before him are Ian Stewart (1945), Donald Watson (1910), Steven Knight (1959), Nancy Mitford (1904), Mary Norton (1903), and William Langland (1332). After him are Johnny Herbert (1964), Maurice Dobb (1900), George Arnott Walker-Arnott (1799), Ken McArthur (1881), Miriam Margolyes (1941), and Charles James Fox (1749).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, Luke Howard ranks 56Before him are John William Draper (1811), Charles Macintosh (1766), Peter Atkins (1940), Tim Hunt (1943), William Gregor (1761), and Thomas Andrews (1813). After him are Morris Travers (1872), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), Archibald Scott Couper (1831), Edward Charles Howard (1774), Gregory Winter (1951), and Robin Hill (1899).