William Prout

1785 - 1850

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William Prout FRS (; 15 January 1785 – 9 April 1850) was an English chemist, physician, and natural theologian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Prout has received more than 86,663 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). William Prout is the 302nd most popular chemist (up from 337th in 2019), the 1,363rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,627th in 2019) and the 40th most popular British Chemist.

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Among chemists, William Prout ranks 302 out of 510Before him are Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Richard Smalley, Victor Goldschmidt, Mario J. Molina, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, and Georg Brandt. After him are Akira Yoshino, Edward Frankland, Alexandre Brongniart, François-Marie Raoult, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, and Richard J. Roberts.

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Among people born in 1785, William Prout ranks 18Before him are Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John James Audubon, Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Diponegoro, and Hans Karl von Diebitsch. After him are Friedrich Wieck, Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Carl Adolph Agardh, Adam Wilhelm Moltke, Isabella Colbran, and Adam Sedgwick. Among people deceased in 1850, William Prout ranks 24Before him are Józef Bem, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Vincent Pallotti, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Adam Oehlenschläger, and Johann Gottfried Schadow. After him are William Sturgeon, Archduke Ferdinand Karl Joseph of Austria-Este, Wilhelm Beer, Carl Sigismund Kunth, Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, and Margaret Fuller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Prout ranks 1,363 out of 6,924Before him are John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), Gary Lineker (1960), Ruth Belville (1854), John Bowring (1792), Christine Keeler (1942), and John Martin (1789). After him are Chris Patten (1944), William Sturgeon (1783), Martin Gore (1961), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933), and William Paley (1743).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Prout ranks 40Before him are Smithson Tennant (1761), Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897), William Henry (1774), George Porter (1920), Geoffrey Wilkinson (1921), and M. Stanley Whittingham (1941). After him are Edward Frankland (1825), Richard J. Roberts (1943), Norman Lockyer (1836), Martin Lowry (1874), Fraser Stoddart (1942), and Charles Hatchett (1765).