William Henry Perkin

1838 - 1907

William Henry Perkin

Sir William Henry Perkin, (12 March 1838 – 14 July 1907) was a British chemist and entrepreneur best known for his serendipitous discovery of the first synthetic organic dye, mauveine, made from aniline. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Henry Perkin has received more than 1,096,892 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 241st most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, William Henry Perkin ranks 241 out of 473Before him are John Newlands, Ahmed Zewail, Thomas Graham, Sidney Altman, William Henry, and Carl Auer von Welsbach. After him are Michael Smith, Roger D. Kornberg, Franz Karl Achard, Robert Curl, Emil Abderhalden, and Martin Rodbell.

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Among people born in 1838, William Henry Perkin ranks 22Before him are Liliʻuokalani, Princess Louise of Prussia, 11th Dalai Lama, Anton Mauve, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, and Camille Jordan. After him are Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Edward W. Morley, Ōkuma Shigenobu, Vladimir Markovnikov, Marià Fortuny, and Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. Among people deceased in 1907, William Henry Perkin ranks 23Before him are Jean Casimir-Perier, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Robert I, Duke of Parma, Princess Clémentine of Orléans, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, and Qiu Jin. After him are Kato Svanidze, Ilia Chavchavadze, Léo Taxil, Carola of Vasa, Stanisław Wyspiański, and Hermann Carl Vogel.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Henry Perkin ranks 938 out of 5,347Before him are Gertrude Bell (1868), John Horton Conway (1937), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Natasha Richardson (1963), Ken Hensley (1945), and Rob Halford (1951). After him are Richard Griffiths (1947), Frederick Griffith (1879), Lee Child (1954), George Shaw (1751), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), and Wat Tyler (1341).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Henry Perkin ranks 33Before him are George Porter (1920), Archer Martin (null), Herbert C. Brown (1912), John Newlands (1837), Thomas Graham (1805), and William Henry (1774). After him are Michael Smith (1932), Smithson Tennant (1761), Ida Noddack (1896), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), Edward Frankland (1825), and Norman Lockyer (1836).