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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 91,038 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Theodore William Richards is the 70th most popular chemist (up from 84th in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from United States (up from 686th 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 70 out of 509Before him are Adolf Windaus, Arne Tiselius, Dorothy Hodgkin, John Howard Northrop, Hans Adolf Krebs, and Otto Diels. After him are George de Hevesy, Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Gilbert N. Lewis, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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Among people born in 1868, Theodore William Richards ranks 21Before him are Robert Falcon Scott, Gertrude Bell, Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Paul Claudel. After him are Dietrich Eckart, Gustav Meyrink, Vittorio Monti, Felix Hoffmann, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Edmond Rostand. Among people deceased in 1928, Theodore William Richards ranks 10Before him are Leoš Janáček, Maria Feodorovna, Max Scheler, Emmeline Pankhurst, Édouard-Henri Avril, and Pyotr Wrangel. After him are Johannes Fibiger, Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Italo Svevo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 560 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Barbera (1911), Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Dean Martin (1917), and Farrah Fawcett (1947). After him are Doris Day (1922), Boris Johnson (1964), Gene Kelly (1912), Gary Becker (1930), Martin Landau (1928), and Harold Lloyd (1893).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Theodore William Richards ranks 9Before him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), and John Howard Northrop (1891). After him are Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), and Willard Libby (1908).