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William Ramsay

1852 - 1916

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Sir William Ramsay (; 2 October 1852 – 23 July 1916) was a Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air" along with his collaborator, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics that same year for their discovery of argon. After the two men identified argon, Ramsay investigated other atmospheric gases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Ramsay has received more than 504,578 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). William Ramsay is the 26th most popular chemist (down from 25th in 2019), the 206th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Chemist.

William Ramsay was a Scottish chemist who lived in the late 1800s. He is most famous for his discovery of the noble gases and for the discovery of argon.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, William Ramsay ranks 26 out of 510Before him are Julius Lothar Meyer, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Albert Hofmann, Emil Fischer, Justus von Liebig, and Valery Legasov. After him are Eduard Buchner, Edwin McMillan, Walther Nernst, Adolf von Baeyer, Henri Moissan, and Otto Wallach.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, William Ramsay ranks 6Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Henri Becquerel, Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Emil Fischer. After him are Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1916, William Ramsay ranks 9Before him are Jack London, Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, Élie Metchnikoff, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Franz Marc. After him are Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, Umberto Boccioni, Richard Dedekind, and Karl Schwarzschild.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Ramsay ranks 206 out of 6,924Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889), Stan Laurel (1890), Jason Statham (1967), Harold Wilson (1916), Henrietta of England (1644), and James V of Scotland (1512). After him are Saint Ursula (400), Edmond Halley (1656), Anna Wintour (1949), Ælla of Northumbria (800), James George Frazer (1854), and Ozzy Osbourne (1948).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, William Ramsay ranks 3Before him are John Dalton (1766) and Humphry Davy (1778). After him are Frederick Soddy (1877), Frederick Sanger (1918), William Crookes (1832), Arthur Harden (1865), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), Robert Robinson (1886), and Henry Hallett Dale (1875).