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William Henry Perkin
Tue, 2018-Mar-13 02:02 UTC
Length - 1:44

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Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

With 785,874 views on Monday, 12 March 2018 our article of the day is William Henry Perkin.

Sir William Henry Perkin, FRS (12 March 1838 – 14 July 1907) was a British chemist and entrepreneur best known for his serendipitous discovery of the first synthetic organic dye, mauveine, made from aniline. Though he failed in trying to synthesise quinine for the treatment of malaria, he became successful in the field of dyes after his first discovery at the age of 18.

Perkin set up a factory to produce the dye industrially. Lee Blaszczyk, professor of business history at the University of Leeds, states, "By laying the foundation for the synthetic organic chemicals industry, Perkin helped to revolutionize the world of fashion."

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:02 UTC on Tuesday, 13 March 2018.

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