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Mikhail Tsvet

1872 - 1919

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Mikhail Semyonovich Tsvet, also spelt Tsvett, Tswett, Tswet, Zwet, and Cvet (Russian: Михаил Семёнович Цвет; 14 May 1872 – 26 June 1919) was a Russian-Italian botanist who invented chromatography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Tsvet has received more than 132,652 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mikhail Tsvet is the 149th most popular biologist (up from 183rd in 2019), the 1,326th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,581st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Mikhail Tsvet ranks 149 out of 841Before him are Desmond Morris, Charles Scott Sherrington, Susumu Tonegawa, Theodor Escherich, John James Audubon, and Mario Capecchi. After him are J. Michael Bishop, Jakob von Uexküll, Olaus Rudbeck, Johan Christian Fabricius, Paul Greengard, and Anna Atkins.

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Among people born in 1872, Mikhail Tsvet ranks 38Before him are Princess Clémentine of Belgium, José Sanjurjo, Henry Tingle Wilde, Julius Fučík, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Hugo Alfvén. After him are Édouard Herriot, Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Austria, Ottokar Czernin, Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, Willem de Sitter, and Marcel Renault. Among people deceased in 1919, Mikhail Tsvet ranks 34Before him are Henry Gantt, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans, Guido von List, Georg von Hertling, and Sophia Tolstaya. After him are Terauchi Masatake, Vera Zasulich, Edward Charles Pickering, Franz Mehring, Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia, and Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia.

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Among people born in Italy, Mikhail Tsvet ranks 1,326 out of 4,668Before him are Lambert of Italy (880), Alessandro Valignano (1539), Pietro Della Valle (1586), Piero Manzoni (1933), Mario Capecchi (1937), and Renata Scotto (1934). After him are Andreas Hofer (1767), Orcagna (1315), Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (1328), Gianni Morandi (1944), Andrea della Robbia (1435), and Carlo Rubbia (1934).


Among biologists born in Italy, Mikhail Tsvet ranks 7Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Giovanni Sartori (1924), Salvador Luria (1912), and Mario Capecchi (1937). After him are Renato Dulbecco (1914), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Odoardo Beccari (1843), Carlo Allioni (1728), Giuseppe Acerbi (1773), and Pier Andrea Saccardo (1845).