William Ramsay

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Birthday
2, 1852
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 23, 1916 (63)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
2, 1852
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 23, 1916 (63)

About

A Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases in the 1890's for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904.

Before Fame

He wrote his doctoral thesis Investigations in the Toluic and Nitrotoluic Acids at the University of Tubingen in Germany.

Trivia

He was the first chemist to isolate the chemical element helium, which had previously only been observed in the spectrum of the sun.

Family Life

He had a son and a daughter with his wife, Margaret Johnstone Marshall.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1904, seven years before Madame Curie won it.