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 173,207 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). William Hyde Wollaston is the 126th most popular chemist (up from 135th in 2019), the 681st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 603rd in 2019) and the 14th 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 126 out of 510Before him are Johann Wilhelm Ritter, James B. Sumner, Avram Hershko, Harry Kroto, Gerhard Ertl, and Wallace Carothers. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Sune Bergström, Vincent du Vigneaud, John Macleod, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Lars Onsager.

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Among people born in 1766, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 9Before him are Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Germaine de Staël, Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Nikolay Karamzin, and Franz Xaver Süssmayr. After him are Dominique Jean Larrey, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Maine de Biran, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Johanna Schopenhauer, and Charlotte, Princess Royal. Among people deceased in 1828, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 11Before him are Victor of Aveyron, Franz Joseph Gall, Carl Peter Thunberg, Jean-Antoine Houdon, Alexander Ypsilantis, and Kobayashi Issa. After him are Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl Mack von Leiberich, Radama I, Charlotte, Princess Royal, James Edward Smith, and Sineperver Sultan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 681 out of 6,924Before him are Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881), Christian Bale (1974), Roger Glover (1945), Nigel Farage (1964), Peter Greenaway (1942), and Oliver Heaviside (1850). After him are Joan Clarke (1917), Robert III of Scotland (1330), Richard Hamilton (1922), Annie Besant (1847), Macbeth, King of Scotland (1005), and Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Hyde Wollaston ranks 14Before him are Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and Harry Kroto (1939). After him are John Macleod (1876), John Frederic Daniell (1790), John Newlands (1837), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and Archer Martin (1910).