Svante Arrhenius

1859 - 1927

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Svante August Arrhenius ( ə-REE-nee-əs, -⁠RAY-, Swedish: [ˈsvânːtɛ aˈrěːnɪɵs]; 19 February 1859 – 2 October 1927) was a Swedish scientist. Originally a physicist, but often referred to as a chemist, Arrhenius was one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1903, becoming the first Swedish Nobel laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svante Arrhenius has received more than 1,113,385 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Svante Arrhenius is the 11th most popular chemist (down from 9th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 13th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Chemist.

Svante Arrhenius was a Swedish chemist and physicist who is most famous for his work in thermodynamics. He is also known for his discovery of the greenhouse effect.

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Among chemists, Svante Arrhenius ranks 11 out of 602Before him are John Dalton, Irène Joliot-Curie, Robert Boyle, Amedeo Avogadro, Jabir ibn Hayyan, and Jöns Jacob Berzelius. After him are Fritz Haber, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Otto Hahn, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac.

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Among people born in 1859, Svante Arrhenius ranks 9Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Henri Bergson, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Edmund Husserl, and John Dewey. After him are Alfred Dreyfus, Georges Seurat, Yuan Shikai, Billy the Kid, Sholem Aleichem, and Verner von Heidenstam. Among people deceased in 1927, Svante Arrhenius ranks 2Before him is Isadora Duncan. After him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Willem Einthoven, Juan Gris, Ferdinand I of Romania, Albrecht Kossel, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, Andranik, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and Kang Youwei.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Svante Arrhenius ranks 17 out of 1,879Before him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Ingvar Kamprad (1926), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), and Gustaf V of Sweden (1858). After him are Olof Palme (1927), Ingrid Bergman (1915), Greta Garbo (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Bridget of Sweden (1303), and Dag Hammarskjöld (1905).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Svante Arrhenius ranks 3Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), and Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779). After him are Arne Tiselius (1902), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Per Teodor Cleve (1840), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), and Georg Brandt (1694).