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Martin Heinrich Klaproth

1743 - 1817

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Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1 December 1743 – 1 January 1817) was a German chemist. He trained and worked for much of his life as an apothecary, moving in later life to the university. His shop became the second-largest apothecary in Berlin, and the most productive artisanal chemical research center in Europe.Klaproth was a major systematizer of analytical chemistry, and an independent inventor of gravimetric analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Heinrich Klaproth has received more than 200,075 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Martin Heinrich Klaproth is the 77th most popular chemist (down from 76th in 2019), the 547th most popular biography from Germany (down from 542nd in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Chemist.

Martin Heinrich Klaproth is most famous for discovering uranium in 1789.

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Among chemists, Martin Heinrich Klaproth ranks 77 out of 509Before him are George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Gilbert N. Lewis, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner. After him are Joseph Proust, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Hermann Staudinger, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Karl Ziegler, and Johann Rudolf Glauber.

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Among people born in 1743, Martin Heinrich Klaproth ranks 10Before him are Madame du Barry, Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Toussaint Louverture. After him are Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Carl Peter Thunberg, Edmund Cartwright, Nicolai Abildgaard, René Just Haüy, and William I, Elector of Hesse. Among people deceased in 1817, Martin Heinrich Klaproth ranks 8Before him are Germaine de Staël, Tadeusz Kościuszko, André Masséna, Charles Messier, Karađorđe, and Marie Walewska. After him are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Theroigne de Mericourt, William Bligh, and Fyodor Ushakov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Martin Heinrich Klaproth ranks 547 out of 6,142Before him are Hans Baldung (1484), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Albert the Bear (1100), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), and Dietrich Eckart (1868). After him are Ernst Udet (1896), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Ernst Bloch (1885), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), and Karl Ziegler (1898).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Martin Heinrich Klaproth ranks 19Before him are Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Windaus (1876), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780). After him are Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), and Gerhard Ertl (1936).