Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE
(1852-1916)

Died aged c. 64

Sir William Ramsay KCB, FRS, FRSE (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, Lord 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. His work in isolating argon, helium, neon, krypton and xenon led to the development of a new section of the periodic table.

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Sir William Ramsay 1852-1916 Chemist Discoverer of the Noble Gases lived here 1887-1902

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