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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 2,134,242 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Robert Boyle is the 6th most popular chemist, the 3rd most popular biography from Ireland (up from 6th 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, Robert Boyle ranks 6 out of 509Before him are Louis Pasteur, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, and John Dalton. After him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1627, Robert Boyle ranks 1After him are Turhan Hatice Sultan, Shivaji, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Aşub Sultan, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, John Ray, Willem van Aelst, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, 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, Cornelis Tromp, Carlo Rainaldi, Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Jean-Henri d'Anglebert.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Robert Boyle ranks 3 out of 501Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854) and James Joyce (1882). After him are Jonathan Swift (1667), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Edmund Burke (1729), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Bram Stoker (1847), and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769).

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).