CHEMIST

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. The Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award for spectroscopy is named after Bunsen and Kirchhoff.Bunsen also developed several gas-analytical methods, was a pioneer in photochemistry, and did early work in the field of organoarsenic chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bunsen has received more than 463,849 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Robert Bunsen is the 42nd most popular chemist (down from 31st in 2019), the 396th most popular biography from Germany (down from 241st in 2019) and the 12th 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

Among chemists, Robert Bunsen ranks 42 out of 510Before him are Frederick Soddy, Henrik Dam, Carl Bosch, Frederick Sanger, Hans Adolf Krebs, and William Crookes. After him are Joseph Black, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, Arthur Harden, and Francis William Aston.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1811, Robert Bunsen ranks 9Before him are Évariste Galois, Théophile Gautier, Isaac Singer, Urbain Le Verrier, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Maximilian II of Bavaria. After him are Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louis Blanc, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Vissarion Belinsky, François Achille Bazaine, and Ambroise Thomas. 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, Sophus Lie, Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Ernest Chausson, Paul Reuter, Giovanni Segantini, and Rosa Bonheur.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Robert Bunsen ranks 396 out of 5,289Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Karl Drais (1785), Max Bruch (1838), Johann Georg Faust (1480), Christopher of Bavaria (1416), and Wilhelm Schickard (1592). After him are Lothar Matthäus (1961), Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers (1758), Carol I of Romania (1839), Friedrich Ratzel (1844), Chlodio (393), and Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Robert Bunsen ranks 12Before him are Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), and Hans Adolf Krebs (1900). After him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Karl Ziegler (1898), Hans Fischer (1881), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604).