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William Hyde Wollaston

1766 - 1828

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William Hyde Wollaston (; 6 August 1766 – 22 December 1828) was an English chemist and physicist who is famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Hyde Wollaston has received more than 199,511 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). William Hyde Wollaston is the 231st most popular chemist (down from 126th in 2019), the 987th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 681st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Chemist.

William Hyde Wollaston is most famous for his discovery of palladium in 1802.

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Among chemists, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 231 out of 509Before him are Franz Karl Achard, John Cornforth, Charles J. Pedersen, Friedrich Sertürner, William Lipscomb, and Nikolay Semyonov. After him are Mária Telkes, John E. Walker, Sidney Altman, Richard F. Heck, Nikolay Zelinsky, and Mario J. Molina.

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Among people born in 1766, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 13Before him are Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Nikolay Karamzin, Maine de Biran, Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, and Charlotte, Princess Royal. After him are José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Johanna Schopenhauer, Robert Darwin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, Charles Macintosh, and François-Xavier Fabre. Among people deceased in 1828, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 14Before him are Franz Joseph Gall, Carl Peter Thunberg, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Kobayashi Issa, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Charlotte, Princess Royal. After him are Radama I, Sineperver Sultan, Lady Caroline Lamb, Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, James Edward Smith, and Richard Parkes Bonington.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 987 out of 7,765Before him are Naomi Campbell (1970), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), Max Mosley (1940), Roger Scruton (1944), Julia Gillard (1961), and Michael York (1942). After him are Edmund Leighton (1852), John Kay (1704), John E. Walker (1941), Prince Michael of Kent (1942), Ray Milland (1907), and James Mason (1909).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 32Before him are Alexander R. Todd (1907), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), Derek Barton (1918), Michael Smith (1932), John Pople (1925), and Herbert C. Brown (1912). After him are John E. Walker (1941), Ida Noddack (1896), Thomas Graham (1805), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), Fraser Stoddart (1942), and William Henry (1774).