Richard Abegg

1869 - 1910

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Richard Wilhelm Heinrich Abegg (9 January 1869 – 3 April 1910) was a German chemist and pioneer of valence theory. He proposed that the difference of the maximum positive and negative valence of an element tends to be eight. This has come to be known as Abegg's rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Abegg has received more than 55,424 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Richard Abegg is the 281st most popular chemist (up from 326th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Poland (up from 410th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Polish Chemist.

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Among chemists, Richard Abegg ranks 281 out of 510Before him are Johann Deisenhofer, Michael Levitt, William Lipscomb, Karl Barry Sharpless, Andreas Libavius, and Carl Gustaf Mosander. After him are Ben Feringa, Ryōji Noyori, Satoshi Ōmura, Donald J. Cram, Rudolph A. Marcus, and Edwin G. Krebs.

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Among people born in 1869, Richard Abegg ranks 48Before him are Hovhannes Tumanyan, Pyotr Krasnov, Giulio Douhet, Élie Cartan, Tony Garnier, and Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans. After him are Liane de Pougy, Vasily Bartold, Hans Pfitzner, Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich of Russia, Alfred Flatow, and Hans Poelzig. Among people deceased in 1910, Richard Abegg ranks 35Before him are Albert Anker, William Huggins, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Henri-Edmond Cross. After him are Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Charles Rolls, Andreas Achenbach, Wilhelm Raabe, Osman Hamdi Bey, and Auguste Charlois.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Richard Abegg ranks 328 out of 1,231Before him are Fritz Gerlich (1883), Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Leopold Infeld (1898), Arthur Greiser (1897), and Andreas Schlüter (1660). After him are Johann Reinhold Forster (1729), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Heinz Reinefarth (1903), Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste Sofie of Neuburg (1693), Casimir II the Just (1138), and Anny Ondra (1903).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Richard Abegg ranks 13Before him are Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822). After him are Sendivogius (1566), Fritz London (1900), Kazimierz Fajans (1887), Jan Czochralski (1885), Jeremias Benjamin Richter (1762), and Alfred Stock (1876).