Peter Woulfe

1727 - 1803

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Peter Woulfe (1727–1803) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist. He first had the idea that wolframite might contain a previously undiscovered element (tungsten).In 1771, Woulfe reported the formation of a yellow dye when indigo was treated with nitric acid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Woulfe has received more than 30,630 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Woulfe is the 417th most popular chemist, the 154th most popular biography from Ireland and the 4th most popular Irish Chemist.

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Among chemists, Peter Woulfe ranks 417 out of 510Before him are Fausto Elhuyar, Walter Noddack, Peter J. Ratcliffe, Jeremias Benjamin Richter, Kamala Sohonie, and Archibald Scott Couper. After him are Maclyn McCarty, Hans Goldschmidt, Phoebus Levene, Edward Charles Howard, Jacques-Louis Soret, and Nikolay Zinin.

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Among people born in 1727, Peter Woulfe ranks 23Before him are Jean-André Deluc, James Wolfe, Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Ernest Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Ivan Shuvalov, and Horatio Gates. After him are Ignaz Schiffermüller, Andrew Planche, Johann Gottfried Zinn, William Samuel Johnson, and William Ellery. Among people deceased in 1803, Peter Woulfe ranks 28Before him are Samuel von Brukenthal, Gottfried van Swieten, Pōmare I, Jean-François de La Harpe, Jean François de Saint-Lambert, and Nicolas Baudin. After him are Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, Nikolay Lvov, François Marie Daudin, George Bass, and Peter Ascanius.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Peter Woulfe ranks 154 out of 460Before him are Adomnán (624), Alicia Boole Stott (1860), Ninette de Valois (1898), Moya Brennan (1952), Edward Bransfield (1785), and Richard Montgomery (1738). After him are Edward Sabine (1788), Colm Meaney (1953), Herbert Brenon (1880), Stephen Roche (1959), Patrick Hillery (1923), and George Moore (1852).

Among CHEMISTS In Ireland

Among chemists born in Ireland, Peter Woulfe ranks 4Before him are Robert Boyle (1627), William C. Campbell (1930), and J. D. Bernal (1901). After him are Kathleen Lonsdale (1903).