Theodore William Richards

1868 - 1928

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Theodore William Richards (January 31, 1868 – April 2, 1928) was an American physical chemist and the first American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, earning the award "in recognition of his exact determinations of the atomic weights of a large number of the chemical elements.. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodore William Richards has received more than 106,326 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Theodore William Richards is the 79th most popular chemist (down from 70th in 2019), the 543rd most popular biography from United States (up from 560th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Chemist.

Theodore William Richards was a chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1914 for his work on the atomic weights of various chemical elements.

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Among chemists, Theodore William Richards ranks 79 out of 602Before him are Hermann Staudinger, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Dorothy Hodgkin, George de Hevesy, and Gilbert N. Lewis. After him are James B. Sumner, Hans Adolf Krebs, Odd Hassel, William Crookes, Henry Hallett Dale, and Johann Rudolf Glauber.

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Among people born in 1868, Theodore William Richards ranks 17Before him are Emanuel Lasker, Gichin Funakoshi, Fuad I of Egypt, Arnold Sommerfeld, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Peter Behrens. After him are Paul Claudel, Gaston Leroux, Gustav Meyrink, Huo Yuanjia, Gertrude Bell, and Robert Falcon Scott. Among people deceased in 1928, Theodore William Richards ranks 11Before him are Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Pyotr Wrangel, and Johannes Fibiger. After him are Zhang Zuolin, Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, Italo Svevo, Giovanni Giolitti, and Myrtle Corbin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 543 out of 20,380Before him are Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Martin Cooper (1928), Jeff Bridges (1949), Tobin Bell (1942), Janet Leigh (1927), and Ernest Borgnine (1917). After him are Richard Bach (1936), James B. Sumner (1887), Joseph McCarthy (1908), Raquel Welch (1940), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and Burt Young (1940).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 9Before him are John Howard Northrop (1891), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Irving Langmuir (1881), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875). After him are James B. Sumner (1887), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Stanford Moore (1913), Paul Berg (1926), and Harold Urey (1893).