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Robert Boyle

1627 - 1691

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Robert Boyle (; 25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, alchemist and inventor. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Boyle has received more than 2,281,787 page views. His biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Robert Boyle is the 7th most popular chemist (down from 6th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Irish Chemist.

Robert Boyle was a 17th century Irish scientist who was most famous for his work in the fields of chemistry and physics. He is best known for his book, The Sceptical Chymist, which is considered to be the first book on modern chemistry.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Robert Boyle ranks 7 out of 602Before him are Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, and Irène Joliot-Curie. After him are Amedeo Avogadro, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Svante Arrhenius, Fritz Haber, and Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1627, Robert Boyle ranks 1After him are Turhan Hatice Sultan, Shivaji, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Aşub Sultan, John Ray, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Willem van Aelst, Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau, Petro Doroshenko, and Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi. Among people deceased in 1691, Robert Boyle ranks 2Before him is Suleiman II. After him are Pope Alexander VIII, John George III, Elector of Saxony, Aelbert Cuyp, Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, George Fox, François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, Carlo Rainaldi, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Richard Baxter, and Jean-Henri d'Anglebert.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Robert Boyle ranks 4 out of 549Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854), Jonathan Swift (1667), and James Joyce (1882). After him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Francis Bacon (1909), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Bram Stoker (1847), and Edmund Burke (1729).

Among CHEMISTS In Ireland

Among chemists born in Ireland, Robert Boyle ranks 1After him are William C. Campbell (1930), J. D. Bernal (1901), Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), and Peter Woulfe (1727).