Famous Chemists

The Most Famous Chemists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Amedeo AvogadroAugust 9, 1776ItalianAmedeo Avogadro was an Italian scientist who formulated what is now known as Avogadro's law
Leo BaekelandNovember 14, 1863Belgian, AmericanLeo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite.
Louis PasteurDecember 27, 1822FrenchLouis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax
Aaron KlugAugust 11, 1926BritishAaron Klug, a chemist and biophysicist, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Francis William AstonSeptember 1, 1877BritishFrancis William Aston was a British scientist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Carl BoschAugust 27, 1874GermanCarl Bosch was a well-known German chemist and industrialist
Michael FaradaySeptember 22, 1791BritishMichael Faraday was the most celebrated British scientist of the 19th century
Joseph Louis Gay-LussacDecember 6, 1778FrenchJoseph Louis Gay Lussac was a French chemist and physicist who made notable advances in applied chemistry
Walther NernstJune 25, 1864GermanWalther Hermann Nernst was a German scientist who won the 1920 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contribution to the field of thermochemistry.
Walter Kohn

Walter Kohn

Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist

AustrianMarch 9, 1923884 views

Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch was a well-known German chemist and industrialist

GermanAugust 27, 1874157 views

Walther Nernst

Walther Hermann Nernst was a German scientist who won the 1920 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contribution to the field of thermochemistry.

GermanJune 25, 1864144 views

Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston was a British scientist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Leo Baekeland

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite.

BelgianNovember 14, 1863231 views

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

Joseph Louis Gay Lussac was a French chemist and physicist who made notable advances in applied chemistry

FrenchDecember 6, 1778151 views

Aaron Klug

Aaron Klug, a chemist and biophysicist, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

BritishAugust 11, 1926185 views

Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday was the most celebrated British scientist of the 19th century

BritishSeptember 22, 1791151 views

Amedeo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro was an Italian scientist who formulated what is now known as Avogadro's law

ItalianAugust 9, 1776460 views

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist who developed the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax

FrenchDecember 27, 1822200 views