Torbern Bergman

1735 - 1784

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Torbern Olaf (Olof) Bergman (KVO) (20 March 1735 – 8 July 1784) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 Dissertation on Elective Attractions, containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Torbern Bergman has received more than 50,126 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Torbern Bergman is the 202nd most popular chemist (down from 201st in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 40th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Swedish Chemist.

Torbern Bergman was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist who is most famous for his discovery of the element thorium in 1828.

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Among chemists, Torbern Bergman ranks 202 out of 510Before him are Ahmed Zewail, Elias James Corey, Joachim Sauer, Michael Smith, Arieh Warshel, and Henri Victor Regnault. After him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, John Cornforth, Roald Hoffmann, Derek Barton, and Arthur Kornberg.

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Among people born in 1735, Torbern Bergman ranks 7Before him are Johann Christian Bach, John Adams, Crown Prince Sado, François Christophe de Kellermann, Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick, and Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne. After him are Paul Revere, Caspar Friedrich Wolff, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti, Charles Christian, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, and Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde. Among people deceased in 1784, Torbern Bergman ranks 7Before him are Denis Diderot, Count of St. Germain, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Samuel Johnson, Giovanni Battista Martini, and Junípero Serra. After him are Phillis Wheatley, Otto Friedrich Müller, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, César-François Cassini de Thury, Abraham Trembley, and Anders Johan Lexell.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Torbern Bergman ranks 179 out of 1,296Before him are Franz Berwald (1796), Sten Sture the Elder (1440), Margaret Leijonhufvud (1516), Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846), Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld (1938), and Karin Månsdotter (1550). After him are Eric XII of Sweden (1339), Ellen Key (1849), Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (1977), Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613), Tage Erlander (1901), and Ingemar Stenmark (1956).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Torbern Bergman ranks 9Before him are Svante Arrhenius (1859), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), and Johan August Arfwedson (1792). After him are Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Georg Brandt (1694), Per Teodor Cleve (1840), and Lars Fredrik Nilson (1840).