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Sir William Ramsay

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Sir William Ramsay

Person  Male  Born 2/10/1852  Died 23/7/1916

Categories: Science

Countries: Germany, Scotland

Born at 2 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow. he studied in Tübingen and Glasgow. Following the discovery of helium, it occurred to him that there was room in the periodic table for a new eighth group of elements. This led to his discovery of argon and eventually the other 'noble' gases. Knighted in 1902 and awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in1904. He died at his home Beechcroft, Hazlemere near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

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