Richard Adolf Zsigmondy

1865 - 1929

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Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (Hungarian: Zsigmondy Richárd Adolf; 1 April 1865 – 23 September 1929) was an ethnic Hungarian chemist from Austria. He was known for his research in colloids, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1925. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Adolf Zsigmondy has received more than 93,081 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Richard Adolf Zsigmondy is the 75th most popular chemist (down from 68th in 2019), the 141st most popular biography from Austria (down from 138th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Chemist.

Richard Adolf Zsigmondy is most famous for his work in the field of chemistry. He is best known for his work with colloids, and the invention of the ultramicroscope.

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Among chemists, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy ranks 75 out of 509Before him are Otto Diels, Theodore William Richards, George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, and Gilbert N. Lewis. After him are Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Joseph Proust, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Hermann Staudinger, and Michel Eugène Chevreul.

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Among people born in 1865, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy ranks 16Before him are Alexander Glazunov, Carl Nielsen, Paul Dukas, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Sven Hedin, and Suzanne Valadon. After him are Philipp Scheidemann, Andranik, Alfred Hugenberg, Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Félix Vallotton, and Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Among people deceased in 1929, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy ranks 15Before him are Wilhelm Maybach, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Prince Maximilian of Baden, Thorstein Veblen, Aby Warburg, and Habibullāh Kalakāni. After him are Otto Liman von Sanders, Émile Loubet, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, Maria Christina of Austria, Antoine Bourdelle, and Mercédès Jellinek.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy ranks 141 out of 1,237Before him are Anna Maria Mozart (1720), Hans Selye (1907), Ernest, Duke of Austria (1377), Ernst Gombrich (1909), Georg Trakl (1887), and Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland (1573). After him are Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (1559), Mariana of Austria (1634), Frederick the Fair (1289), Otto Weininger (1880), Gustav Meyrink (1868), and Milutin Milanković (1879).

Among CHEMISTS In Austria

Among chemists born in Austria, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy ranks 2Before him are Fritz Pregl (1869). After him are Richard Kuhn (1900), Max Perutz (1914), Martin Karplus (1930), Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858), Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740), Carl Djerassi (1923), and Ida Freund (1863).