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Viktor Meyer

1848 - 1897

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Viktor Meyer (8 September 1848 – 8 August 1897) was a German chemist and significant contributor to both organic and inorganic chemistry. He is best known for inventing an apparatus for determining vapour densities, the Viktor Meyer apparatus, and for discovering thiophene, a heterocyclic compound. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Meyer has received more than 80,267 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Viktor Meyer is the 308th most popular chemist (up from 329th in 2019), the 1,939th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,154th in 2019) and the 55th most popular German Chemist.

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Among chemists, Viktor Meyer ranks 308 out of 509Before him are Akira Yoshino, Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., Yuan T. Lee, Edwin G. Krebs, Alice Ball, and J. D. Bernal. After him are Charles Macintosh, Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, Richard R. Schrock, Victor Goldschmidt, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, and William Prout.

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Among people born in 1848, Viktor Meyer ranks 46Before him are Maximilian von Prittwitz, Jules Bastien-Lepage, Lothar von Trotha, Hermann von Eichhorn, Henri Duparc, and Raja Ravi Varma. After him are Auguste Forel, Princess Amalie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Georges Ohnet, Boris Stürmer, and Friedrich Ernst Dorn. Among people deceased in 1897, Viktor Meyer ranks 26Before him are Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Giuseppina Strepponi, Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Galileo Ferraris, and Alexei Savrasov. After him are Khurshidbanu Natavan, Minna Canth, Stanislas de Guaita, George Pullman, Fritz Müller, and Antonio Bazzini.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Viktor Meyer ranks 1,939 out of 6,142Before him are Erich Topp (1914), Philipp Lahm (1983), Hermann Paul (1846), Paul Troost (1878), Friedrich Kellner (1885), and Uri Avnery (1923). After him are Ludwig von Reuter (1869), Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Walter Gotell (1924), Polyxena of Hesse-Rotenburg (1706), and Curt Sachs (1881).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Viktor Meyer ranks 55Before him are Andreas Sigismund Marggraf (1709), Hartmut Michel (1948), Andreas Libavius (1555), Max Joseph von Pettenkofer (1818), Leopold Gmelin (1788), and Carl Reichenbach (1788). After him are Karl Friedrich Mohr (1806), Clemens Winkler (1838), Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794), Thomas C. Südhof (1955), and Franz Joseph Emil Fischer (1877).