Victor Goldschmidt

1888 - 1947

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Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (27 January 1888 in Zürich – 20 March 1947 in Oslo) was a Norwegian mineralogist considered (together with Vladimir Vernadsky) to be the founder of modern geochemistry and crystal chemistry, developer of the Goldschmidt Classification of elements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Goldschmidt has received more than 115,528 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Victor Goldschmidt is the 312th most popular chemist (down from 298th in 2019), the 185th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 161st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Victor Goldschmidt ranks 312 out of 509Before him are Alice Ball, J. D. Bernal, Viktor Meyer, Charles Macintosh, Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, and Richard R. Schrock. After him are Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, William Prout, Frances Arnold, François-Marie Raoult, Karl Friedrich Mohr, and Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein.

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Among people born in 1888, Victor Goldschmidt ranks 82Before him are Masaharu Homma, Fritz Reiner, Clara Campoamor, Grigori Sokolnikov, Gunichi Mikawa, and Soong Ai-ling. After him are Hans Richter, Du Yuesheng, Paul Morand, Alphonse Juin, Ramón Gómez de la Serna, and Hans von Salmuth. Among people deceased in 1947, Victor Goldschmidt ranks 78Before him are Paul P. Harris, Arthur Machen, Władysław Raczkiewicz, Hugh Lofting, Grace Moore, and Nicholas Murray Butler. After him are Osami Nagano, Bronisław Huberman, Karol Świerczewski, Constantin Sănătescu, Friedrich Paschen, and William Moulton Marston.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Victor Goldschmidt ranks 185 out of 876Before him are Leonardo Conti (1900), Alexander Schallenberg (1969), Edwin Fischer (1886), Auguste Forel (1848), Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza (1945), and Hugo Koblet (1925). After him are Bernard Tschumi (1944), Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), Joachim Raff (1822), Robert Miles (1969), Adolphe Appia (1862), and Ruth Dreifuss (1940).

Among CHEMISTS In Switzerland

Among chemists born in Switzerland, Victor Goldschmidt ranks 8Before him are Paul Hermann Müller (1899), Richard R. Ernst (1933), Kurt Wüthrich (1938), Germain Henri Hess (1802), Jacques Dubochet (1942), and Emil Abderhalden (1877). After him are Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1817), Nicolas Théodore de Saussure (1767), Jacques-Louis Soret (1827), and Marc Delafontaine (1838).