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Chemist - Historical Events
Date Event
1774-08-01

Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen

1827-04-07

English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

1886-03-29

Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke

1934-05-02

Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59

1938-11-16

LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1943-04-19

Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.

1951-10-15

Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive

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Chemist - Notable Birthdays

OerstedAug 14, 1777

Henri MoissanSep 28, 1852

Hermann Emil FischerOct 9, 1852

Frederick SoddySep 2, 1877

Karl ZieglerNov 26, 1898

Linus PaulingFeb 28, 1901

Willard Frank LibbyDec 17, 1908

Archer John Porter MartinMar 1, 1910

James WatsonApr 6, 1928

Chemist - Birthdays
Date Event
1579-01-12

Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, (found boiling point temperature)

1619-12-17

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1627-01-25

Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)

1660-02-19

Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)

1672-02-13

Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (d. 1731)

1677-09-17

Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)

1694-06-26

Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)

1705-04-12

William Cookworthy, English chemist (d. 1780)

1709-07-11

Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)

1722-12-23

Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten

1728-04-16

Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1731-10-10

Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)

1735-03-20

Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (d. 1784)

1736-08-26

Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)

1742-12-09

Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)

1743-12-01

Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)

1748-12-09

Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)

1749-11-03

Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)

1750-03-20

Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus)

1755-06-15

Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)

1760-06-05

Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)

1763-05-16

Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)

1768-05-03

Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (d. 1838)

1768-11-30

Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)

1771-06-03

Charles Bernard Desormes, Dijon, French Physicist and Chemist who determined the ratio of the specific heats of gases as well as the exact composition of carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide

1771-06-24

E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)

1777-08-14

Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d. 1951)

1778-12-06

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)

1778-12-17

Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)

1779-08-20

Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (d. 1848)

1785-04-09

Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician/chemist (electric car 1835)

1788-01-11

William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)

1788-08-02

Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)

1792-01-12

Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)

1792-10-12

Christian Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1860)

1794-01-25

François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)

1795-01-06

Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)

1795-02-08

Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline)

1796-01-22

Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)

1802-02-02

Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist

1803-05-12

Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics)

1805-12-21

Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)

1806-06-16

Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)

1810-07-21

Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist

1811-03-31

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist (Bunsen Burner)

1812-06-09

Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)

1813-08-21

Jean Stas, Belgian chemist (d. 1891)

1813-12-19

Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)

1816-08-21

Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist (d. 1856)

1817-02-02

John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)

1817-10-24

Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, Draguignan, France, French chemist and inventor of margarine

1817-10-30

Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Jahresbericht of Chemistry)

1819-07-02

Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)

1822-06-13

Carl Schmidt, German chemist (d. 1884)

1825-01-18

Edward Frankland, Lancaster, U.K, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence

1825-06-28

Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenemyer kolf)

1826-07-13

Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)

1827-07-17

Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)

1827-10-29

Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)

1828-09-15

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886)

1830-05-10

Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)

1830-08-19

Julius Lothar Meyer, Varel Oldenburg, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev

1830-11-03

Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist

1831-03-31

Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist

1832-06-17

William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)

1833-01-07

Henry Enfield Roscoe, London, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry)

1834-01-27

Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)

1834-02-07

Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)

1835-10-31

J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)

1835-12-06

Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, Hamburg, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds)

1836-05-28

Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)

1839-02-11

Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

1839-03-08

James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)

1842-09-20

James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

1842-10-01

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)

1842-12-03

Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres)

1843-10-22

Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)

1844-10-30

Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)

1846-02-10

Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)

1847-03-04

Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)

1847-03-27

Otto Wallach, Germany, chemist (Nobel 1910)

1850-10-08

Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)

1852-01-01

Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)

1852-08-30

Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901)

1852-09-28

Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

1852-10-02

William Ramsay, chemist

1852-10-09

Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1853-09-02

Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist (Nobel 1909)

1854-10-24

Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (Heterogenen Gleichgewichte)

1854-11-05

Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1859-02-19

Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)

1860-03-31

Isidor Traube, Hildesheim Hanover, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids)

1860-05-20

Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)

1860-07-11

Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics)

1860-09-28

Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays

1861-01-18

Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist

1863-11-14

Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)

1863-12-06

Charles Martin Hall, American chemist (d. 1914)

1863-12-15

Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)

1864-06-25

Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)

1865-04-01

Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925)

1865-10-12

Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1866-08-05

Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)

1866-12-12

Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)

1867-11-21

Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1868-01-09

S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)

1868-01-31

Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)

1868-08-22

Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research

1868-12-09

Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)

1869-03-07

Ernst J Cohen, Dutch chemist

1870-01-16

Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)

1870-06-21

Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)

1870-11-03

John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)

1871-05-06

Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

1872-08-13

Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)

1874-07-14

Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)

1874-07-25

Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber

1874-08-27

Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)

1874-10-26

Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)

1875-10-23

Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)

1876-06-13

William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)

1877-03-09

Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist

1877-06-04

Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)

1877-09-02

Frederick Soddy, Eastbourne, England, chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956)

1878-02-14

Julius Nieuwland, Hansbeke Belgium, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene)

1879-03-08

Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)

1879-03-11

Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)

1880-08-07

Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)

1881-03-23

Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)

1881-11-16

Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures

1881-12-31

Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)

1883-03-29

Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Micromanometric analysis)

1883-07-03

Moses Leverock Crossley, US bio-chemist

1884-03-24

Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist (Nobel 1936)

1884-03-25

Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)

1884-08-30

Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids (Nobel 1926)

1884-10-11

Friedrich C R Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel)

1885-08-01

George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)

1886-03-08

Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)

1886-10-26

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]

1886-11-07

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]

1887-08-31

Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian/British chemist

1887-09-13

Lavoslav Ruzicka, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)

1887-11-19

James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1889-04-21

Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)

1889-05-18

Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)

1891-03-12

Michael Polany, Hungarian/English chemist/economist/sociologist

1891-05-15

Fritz Feigl, Austria, chemist (spot tests)

1892-06-22

N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb

1893-10-28

Christopher K Ingold, English chemist

1893-11-13

Edward A Doisy Sr, US bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943)

1894-02-11

Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)

1895-01-15

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)

1896-04-15

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1896-06-07

Robert Mulliken, US, chemist/physicist (Nobel 1966)

1896-12-15

Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist

1897-05-17

Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1897-06-16

Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)

1897-07-20

Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)

1897-11-09

Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel 1967)

1898-02-25

William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)

1898-11-26

Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)

1899-01-12

Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)

1899-03-26

James B Connant, chemist/college president (Yale)

1899-04-11

Percy L Julian, chemist (drugs for treatment of arthritis)

1899-04-16

Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)

1899-08-19

Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns

1900-11-18

George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons

1901-02-20

Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist

1901-02-28

Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1902-06-16

Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist

1902-07-10

Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)

1902-08-10

Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)

1902-10-22

Frank Spedding, Hamilton Ontario, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb

1903-02-26

Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)

1903-03-24

Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)

1904-09-04

Julian Hill, research chemist

1906-01-11

Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)

1906-07-04

Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)

1906-07-23

Vladimir Prelog, Sarajevo, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate

1906-08-17

Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer

1907-01-14

Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)

1907-04-08

Maurice Stacey, chemist

1907-10-02

Alexander Robertus, organic chemist

1907-10-02

Lord Todd, chemist

1908-06-10

Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)

1908-12-17

Willard Frank Libby, Grand Valley Colorado, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960)

1910-03-01

Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1910-03-11

Robert H G Havemann, German chemist

1910-05-12

Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)

1910-06-16

Richard Maling Barrer, chemist

1910-12-01

Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device

1910-12-13

Charles Alfred Coulson, Dudley England, British Chemist (theoretical)

1911-04-08

Melvin Calvin, US chemist (photosynthesis, Nobel 1961)

1911-10-24

Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)

1912-04-19

Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)

1913-04-21

Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)

1914-02-18

Edward George Edwards, chemist

1914-10-28

Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)

1915-11-30

Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)

1916-03-26

Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)

1916-06-04

Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate

1917-04-10

Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist (Nobel 1965)

1917-06-01

William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)

1917-09-07

John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)

1918-06-08

John D. Roberts, American chemist

1918-07-31

Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate

1918-09-08

Derek Barton, British chemist (Nobel 1969)

1918-10-04

Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)

1918-11-10

Ernst Fischer, German chemist (Nobel 1973)

1919-06-18

Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)

1919-07-31

Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)

1919-08-07

John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)

1919-12-09

William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1919-9-28

Marlyn Stuart, The Chemist

1920-09-29

Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate

1920-12-06

George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1921-07-14

Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist

1921-08-01

Vic Marshall, chemist

1922-01-09

Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)

1923-10-29

Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist

1923-12-08

Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist

1925-01-08

James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)

1925-03-16

Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)

1925-10-31

John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)

1927-05-09

Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)

1928-04-06

James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA)

1928-07-12

Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1929-01-23

John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)

1930-02-27

Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist

1930-04-09

F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)

1932-01-06

Stuart A. Rice, American chemist

1932-04-26

Michael Smith, English-born chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)

1932-06-18

Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1933-08-14

Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate

1933-08-23

Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer

1933-08-23

Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1933-12-03

Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate

1934-06-06

Ad G J Lansink, chemist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)

1935-02-16

Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)

1936-01-22

Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1936-08-20

Hideki Shirakawa, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1936-10-10

Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.

1936-11-19

Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1937-07-18

Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1938-08-11

Branko Stanovnik, Slovenian chemist

1938-09-03

Ryoji Noyori, Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1938-10-04

Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate

1939-10-07

Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941-01-07

John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941-04-28

K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1942-02-27

Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1942-03-27

John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1942-04-18

Dick K J Tommel, chemist/(D66) Dutch Asst Sec of State (1994- )

1943-03-19

Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate

1943-09-30

Johann Deisenhofer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1944-12-28

Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1945-01-04

Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1946-02-26

Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate

1947-04-24

Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized

1947-12-08

Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate

1948-07-18

Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate

1958-09-25

Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist

1970-07-28

Fabiano Iha, The Chemist

1982-09-16

Michael McCall, Irish chemist

Chemist - Notable Weddings

Marie CurieJul 26, 1895

Linus PaulingJun 17, 1923

Irene Joliot-CurieOct 4, 1926

William GoldingSep 30, 1939

Chemist - Weddings
Date Event
1895-07-26

Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

1923-06-17

Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

1926-10-04

Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot-Curie (26) in Paris, France

1939-09-30

Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

Chemist - Notable Deaths

Amedeo AvogadroJul 9, 1856

Henri MoissanFeb 20, 1907

Hermann Emil FischerJul 15, 1919

Frederick SoddySep 22, 1956

Rosalind FranklinApr 16, 1958

Karl ZieglerAug 12, 1973

Willard LibbySep 8, 1980

Archer John Porter MartinJul 28, 2002

Chemist - Deaths
Date Event
1633-11-07

Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (builder of the first submarine), dies

1644-12-30

Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (b. 1577)

1670-03-10

Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)

1682-11-29

Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62

1731-01-06

Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)

1734-05-24

Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

1742-11-12

Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

1765-08-19

Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42

1768-04-29

Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)

1780-10-17

William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)

1784-07-08

Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)

1786-05-21

Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43

1790-02-05

William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)

1794-05-08

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined

1799-12-06

Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

1804-02-06

Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70

1809-12-16

Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (b. 1755)

1810-02-24

Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies

1817-01-01

Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73

1819-11-15

Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)

1821-04-20

Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1822-11-06

Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (b. 1748)

1823-04-07

Jacques Charles, French chemist (b. 1746)

1828-12-22

William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)

1832-07-30

Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies

1837-12-26

Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87

1838-10-01

Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)

1841-02-15

Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53

1841-10-28

Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)

1843-07-25

Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)

1844-07-27

John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77

1845-04-18

Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77

1848-08-07

Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)

1850-04-09

William Prout, physician/chemist, dies

1850-05-09

Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies

1852-08-15

Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92

1853-04-13

Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1788)

1853-04-23

Auguste Laurent, chemist, dies

1854-04-15

Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)

1856-07-09

Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies at 79

1856-08-19

Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French Chemist, dies at 39

1862-08-30

Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91

1870-04-04

Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)

1873-04-18

Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69

1874-11-02

Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55

1878-01-07

François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)

1878-01-19

Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1880-05-31

Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, dies at 62

1885-07-01

Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73

1885-11-26

Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1887-05-11

Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802)

1888-08-09

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45

1889-04-09

Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)

1889-04-19

Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies

1892-02-20

Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74

1892-03-01

Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60

1892-05-05

August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)

1895-04-11

Julius Lothar Meyer, German Chemist, dies at 64

1896-07-13

Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)

1899-08-09

Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74

1899-08-16

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (b. 1811)

1901-04-01

Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70

1902-05-01

John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85

1902-09-06

Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75

1904-10-04

Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

1906-04-19

Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

1907-02-02

Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72

1907-02-08

Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52

1907-02-20

Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54

1907-03-18

Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)

1907-07-14

William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)

1909-01-22

Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83

1910-05-10

Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85

1910-11-19

Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74

1911-03-01

Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58

1911-03-13

Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80

1914-05-27

Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies

1914-12-27

Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)

1915-12-18

Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist, dies at 82

1916-07-23

William Ramsey, chemist, dies

1917-06-20

James Mason Crafts, US chemist, dies at 78

1917-08-20

JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies

1919-04-04

William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86

1919-07-15

Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

1919-11-15

Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies

1922-07-22

Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)

1922-07-22

John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67

1923-03-27

Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)

1923-05-20

Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies

1927-03-04

Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)

1927-10-02

Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies

1928-04-02

Theodore Richards, US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies

1929-09-23

Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64

1930-12-13

Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)

1931-02-26

Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83

1931-07-02

Stephen Babcock, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying), dies at 87

1932-04-04

Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies

1934-01-13

Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

1934-01-29

Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65

1934-07-04

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

1934-11-16

Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92

1936-06-11

Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58

1940-04-26

Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65

1941-11-18

Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77

1942-12-11

Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43

1943-10-27

Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83

1944-02-24

Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80

1944-11-02

Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)

1945-11-20

Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)

1946-03-23

Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70

1946-05-30

Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)

1947-08-19

Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67

1949-03-30

Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64

1949-08-31

Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies

1950-02-06

Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)

1952-11-09

Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77

1952-11-29

Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85

1953-09-16

Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies

1955-08-12

James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)

1956-09-22

Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

1957-02-25

Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

1957-08-05

Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80

1957-08-16

Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)

1958-01-09

Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89

1958-04-16

Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

1958-06-20

Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies

1958-09-17

Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71

1958-09-30

Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79

1962-09-08

Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84

1964-11-06

Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)

1965-06-19

James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72

1965-08-02

N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73

1965-10-13

Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66

1966-07-05

George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

1966-11-02

Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82

1967-07-31

Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies

1968-07-28

Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89

1970-12-08

Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77

1971-01-23

Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)

1971-02-25

Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)

1971-05-04

Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88

1971-06-15

Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

1971-06-18

Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1972-05-04

Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)

1972-09-14

Kornelis Posthumus, chemist, dies at 70

1973-08-12

Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74

1973-11-11

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 78

1974-01-07

Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63

1975-02-08

Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)

1976-02-22

Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84

1976-09-26

Lavoslav Ružička, Croatian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)

1976-10-05

Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

1978-06-07

Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

1978-12-11

Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)

1979-05-02

Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1979-07-08

Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)

1980-09-08

Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

1981-01-05

Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87

1982-03-28

William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)

1982-04-09

Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies

1982-12-07

George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82

1983-04-30

Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101

1984-12-15

Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, dies at 82

1985-04-22

Marlyn Stuart, The Chemist

1985-09-09

Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

1986-09-25

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90

1986-10-22

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93

1987-04-11

Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67

1987-05-27

John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)

1987-11-28

Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74

1988-12-04

Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)

1990-07-06

Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78

1991-08-23

Florence B Seibert, bio-chemist (TB), dies at 93

1991-09-09

Edwin M McMillan, US, chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies

1993-07-25

Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87

1994-07-29

Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78

1995-01-18

Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 91

1995-08-21

Manfred Donike, chemist Drug Test pioneer, dies at 61

1996-01-10

Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88

1996-01-27

Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91

1996-03-14

Vic Marshall, chemist, dies at 74

1996-08-01

Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99

1996-09-12

Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86

1996-09-26

Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75

1998-01-07

Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91

1998-03-16

Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

1999-02-25

Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

1999-03-03

Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001-06-17

Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)

2001-10-07

Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)

2002-07-28

Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

2002-08-31

George Porter, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)

2003-05-10

Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and chess problem composer (b. 1937)

2003-05-28

Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

2004-03-15

John Pople, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

2004-09-13

Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)

2004-12-19

Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

2005-10-28

Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

2005-11-16

Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

2007-02-20

F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)

2007-03-27

Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)

2008-04-29

Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)

2009-05-19

Robert F. Furchgott, American chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1916)

2010-12-10

John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)

2012-02-19

John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92

2012-06-13

William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

2013-06-06

Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94

2013-12-08

John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96

2016-05-03

Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel prize-winning chemist, dies at 76

2016-08-03

Egyptian Nobel prize winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70

2016-08-04

Egyptian Nobel-winning chemist Zewail dies aged 70

2016-08-05

Egyptian Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Ahmed Zewail Dies Aged 70


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