CHEMIST

Svante Arrhenius

1859 - 1927

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Svante August Arrhenius (; 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 772,535 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Svante Arrhenius is the 11th most popular chemist, the 23rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 17th 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

Among chemists, Svante Arrhenius ranks 11 out of 510Before him are John Dalton, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, and Linus Pauling. After him are Fritz Haber, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Irène Joliot-Curie, Friedrich Wöhler, and Wilhelm Ostwald.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1859, Svante Arrhenius ranks 11Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, Pierre Curie, Alfred Dreyfus, and Georges Seurat. After him are Billy the Kid, Yuan Shikai, Sholem Aleichem, Jean Jaurès, Alexander Stepanovich Popov, and Alexandre Millerand. Among people deceased in 1927, Svante Arrhenius ranks 2Before him is Isadora Duncan. After him are Juan Gris, Ferdinand I of Romania, Willem Einthoven, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlota of Mexico, Gaston Leroux, Albrecht Kossel, Jerome K. Jerome, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and Hugo Ball.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Svante Arrhenius ranks 23 out of 1,296Before him are Bridget of Sweden (1303), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Max von Sydow (1929), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Sigismund III Vasa (1566), and Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946). After him are Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), Oscar II of Sweden (1829), Dieterich Buxtehude (1637), and Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622).

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 Theodor Svedberg (1884), Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Torbern Bergman (1735), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), and Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797).