William Gregor

1761 - 1817

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William Gregor (25 December 1761 – 11 June 1817) was the British clergyman and mineralogist who discovered the elemental metal titanium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Gregor has received more than 67,696 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). William Gregor is the 395th most popular chemist (down from 376th in 2019), the 2,433rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,971st in 2019) and the 54th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, William Gregor ranks 395 out of 510Before him are Georges Urbain, Heinrich Rose, Lina Stern, Adolph Frank, Andrés Manuel del Río, and Louis Le Chatelier. After him are Thomas Andrews, Johan Kjeldahl, Luke Howard, Morris Travers, Henri Laborit, and Hugo Schiff.

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Among people born in 1761, William Gregor ranks 23Before him are Marguerite Gérard, François Hanriot, Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt, Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, Duke William Frederick Philip of Württemberg, and Blasius Merrem. After him are August Batsch, Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Jacob Hübner, Pedro Caro, 3rd Marquis of la Romana, John Moore, and Henry Shrapnel. Among people deceased in 1817, William Gregor ranks 30Before him are Duke Louis of Württemberg, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, Infante Antonio Pascual of Spain, Jean-André Deluc, Policarpa Salavarrieta, and Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau. After him are Jean-Sifrein Maury, Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Martín Javier Mina y Larrea, Anna Maria Lenngren, Pál Kitaibel, and Juan Meléndez Valdés.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Gregor ranks 2,433 out of 6,924Before him are Williamina Fleming (1857), Frank Bridge (1879), George S. Robertson (1872), Henry de Bracton (1210), Jim Carter (1948), and Prunella Scales (1932). After him are Stephen Hendry (1969), Thomas Andrews (1813), James Young Simpson (1811), Geraldine James (1950), Stephen Wolfram (1959), and Dennis Viollet (1933).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Gregor ranks 54Before him are Alexander William Williamson (1824), William Nicholson (1753), John William Draper (1811), Charles Macintosh (1766), Peter Atkins (1940), and Tim Hunt (1943). After him are Thomas Andrews (1813), Luke Howard (1772), Morris Travers (1872), Peter J. Ratcliffe (1954), Archibald Scott Couper (1831), and Edward Charles Howard (1774).