Theodore William Richards

1868 - 1928

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Theodore William Richards (January 31, 1868 – April 2, 1928) was 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 73,181 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Theodore William Richards is the 84th most popular chemist (down from 73rd in 2019), the 686th most popular biography from United States (down from 502nd in 2019) and the 10th 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 84 out of 510Before him are Felix Hoffmann, Irving Langmuir, Antoni Grabowski, Friedrich Bergius, Kurt Alder, and Ernest Solvay. After him are Leopold Ružička, Tadeusz Reichstein, Norman Haworth, Joseph Proust, John Howard Northrop, and Richard Kuhn.

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Among people born in 1868, Theodore William Richards ranks 27Before him are Gaston Leroux, Gustav Meyrink, Edmond Rostand, Vittorio Monti, Dietrich Eckart, and Felix Hoffmann. After him are Huo Yuanjia, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, August Horch, Eleanor H. Porter, James Brendan Connolly, and Stefan George. Among people deceased in 1928, Theodore William Richards ranks 11Before him are Max Scheler, Maria Feodorovna, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, Thomas Hardy, and Pyotr Wrangel. After him are Johannes Fibiger, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Loie Fuller, Franz Stuck, Zhang Zuolin, and Luigi Cadorna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 686 out of 15,968Before him are John Cassavetes (1929), Ritchie Valens (1941), Kenneth Arrow (1921), John Irving (1942), Gene Wilder (1933), and Robert Nozick (1938). After him are Billy Graham (1918), Jonas Salk (1914), H. H. Holmes (1861), Francis Fukuyama (1952), John Goodman (1952), and Robert Altman (1925).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 10Before him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Kary Mullis (1944), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), and Irving Langmuir (1881). After him are John Howard Northrop (1891), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Willard Libby (1908), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and James B. Sumner (1887).