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Robert Bunsen

1811 - 1899

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Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (German: [ˈbʊnzən]; 30 March 1811 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist. He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861) with the physicist Gustav Kirchhoff. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bunsen has received more than 604,866 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Robert Bunsen is the 33rd most popular chemist (up from 42nd in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Germany (up from 396th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Chemist.

Robert Bunsen was a German chemist who is most famous for inventing the Bunsen burner.

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Among chemists, Robert Bunsen ranks 33 out of 509Before him are Otto Wallach, Justus von Liebig, Adolf von Baeyer, August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, and John Stith Pemberton. After him are William Ramsay, Frederick Sanger, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Carl Bosch, Walther Nernst, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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Among people born in 1811, Robert Bunsen ranks 4Before him are Franz Liszt, Napoleon II, and Évariste Galois. After him are Maximilian II of Bavaria, Théophile Gautier, Urbain Le Verrier, William Makepeace Thackeray, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isaac Singer, Louis Blanc, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1899, Robert Bunsen ranks 3Before him are Johann Strauss II and Alfred Sisley. After him are Leo von Caprivi, Félix Faure, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Ernest Chausson, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Paul Reuter, Sophus Lie, Rosa Bonheur, and Giovanni Segantini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Bunsen ranks 319 out of 6,142Before him are Pina Bausch (1940), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Valentinian II (371), Sophie Scholl (1921), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), and Karen Horney (1885). After him are Maria Alexandrovna (1824), Simone Signoret (1921), Hermann Fegelein (1906), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), and Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Robert Bunsen ranks 9Before him are Otto Hahn (1879), Emil Fischer (1852), Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), and August Kekulé (1829). After him are Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Windaus (1876), and Hans Adolf Krebs (1900).