Paul Walden

1863 - 1957

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Paul Walden (Latvian: Pauls Valdens; Russian: Павел Иванович Вальден; German: Paul von Walden; 26 July 1863 – 22 January 1957) was a Russian, Latvian and German chemist known for his work in stereochemistry and history of chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Walden has received more than 44,952 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Walden is the 339th most popular chemist (up from 358th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Latvia (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Latvian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Paul Walden ranks 339 out of 510Before him are Paul Ulrich Villard, Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau, Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Charles Hatchett, Kazimierz Fajans, and Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy. After him are Nikolay Zelinsky, Frances Arnold, Brunó Ferenc Straub, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Jacques Bergier, and Dudley R. Herschbach.

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Among people born in 1863, Paul Walden ranks 59Before him are Paul Drude, Arthur Machen, Charles Martin Hall, Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, Hermann Bahr, and Gabriel Pierné. After him are Herbert James Draper, Princess Isabella of Bavaria, Qasim Amin, Andrés Bonifacio, S. Ansky, and Hugo Haase. Among people deceased in 1957, Paul Walden ranks 80Before him are Theodor Körner, Malcolm Lowry, Washington Luís, Zhou Xuan, Prince Franz of Bavaria, and Josef Hofmann. After him are Sholem Asch, Charles Kay Ogden, Gheorghe Tătărescu, Josef Lada, Albert Anastasia, and Harrison Ford.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Paul Walden ranks 52 out of 242Before him are Yevgeny Miller (1867), Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski (1876), Jānis Pujats (1930), Valdis Zatlers (1955), Herberts Cukurs (1900), and Max Weinreich (1894). After him are Inese Jaunzeme (1932), Pēteris Stučka (1865), Viktors Arājs (1910), Eduard Totleben (1818), Maria Skobtsova (1891), and Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter (1884).

Among CHEMISTS In Latvia

Among chemists born in Latvia, Paul Walden ranks 2Before him are Wilhelm Ostwald (1853). After him are Lina Stern (1878).