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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 536,366 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). William Ramsay is the 34th most popular chemist (down from 26th in 2019), the 286th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 206th 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 34 out of 509Before him are Justus von Liebig, Adolf von Baeyer, August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, John Stith Pemberton, and Robert Bunsen. After him are Frederick Sanger, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Carl Bosch, Walther Nernst, Gertrude B. Elion, and Henrik Dam.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, William Ramsay ranks 10Before him are Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, Henri Moissan, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, and Santiago Ramón y Cajal. After him are Francisco Tárrega, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Alice Liddell, and Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf. Among people deceased in 1916, William Ramsay ranks 12Before him are Yuan Shikai, Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, and Franz Marc. After him are Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Richard Dedekind, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, Otto of Bavaria, and Charles de Foucauld.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Ramsay ranks 286 out of 7,765Before him are Mordred (null), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Anne Brontë (1820), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), George Michael (1963), and William Wordsworth (1770). After him are Phil Collins (1951), Vanessa Redgrave (1937), Gary Oldman (1958), Ælla of Northumbria (800), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), and Ken Follett (1949).

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 Sanger (1918), Frederick Soddy (1877), William Crookes (1832), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Norman Haworth (1883), John Newlands (1837), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), and Robert Robinson (1886).