William Crookes

1832 - 1919

William Crookes

Sir William Crookes (; 17 June 1832 – 4 April 1919) was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry in London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube which was made in 1875. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Crookes has received more than 312,087 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 48th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, William Crookes ranks 48 out of 473Before him are Victor Grignard, Henrik Dam, Alfred Werner, Hans Adolf Krebs, Kurt Alder, and Joseph Black. After him are Richard Willstätter, Hans Fischer, Theodor Svedberg, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Tu Youyou, and Frederick Soddy.

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Among people born in 1832, William Crookes ranks 10Before him are Nikolaus Otto, Wilhelm Wundt, Gustave Doré, Maximilian I of Mexico, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Edward Burnett Tylor. After him are José Echegaray, Ivan Shishkin, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Osman Nuri Pasha, George, King of Saxony, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1919, William Crookes ranks 14Before him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, Andrew Carnegie, and Alfred Werner. After him are Carl Larsson, Yakov Sverdlov, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, L. Frank Baum, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Crookes ranks 334 out of 5,347Before him are Benjamin Britten (1913), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Christopher Wren (1632), Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Peter Sellers (1925), and Henry Morgan (1635). After him are William Petty (1623), Fred Hoyle (1915), Ronald Coase (1910), Syd Barrett (1946), David II of Scotland (1324), and Angela Lansbury (1925).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Crookes ranks 6Before him are John Dalton (1766), Humphry Davy (1778), William Ramsay (1852), Frederick Sanger (1918), and Arthur Harden (1865). After him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Francis William Aston (1877), Norman Haworth (1883), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and John Macleod (1876).