List of Famous Pharmacists People

List of Famous Pharmacists

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List of famous pharmacists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pharmacists in the world? This includes the most prominent pharmacists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pharmacists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pharmacists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned pharmacists.

List includes John Pemberton, Georg Trakl and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known pharmacists to the lesser known pharmacists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pharmacist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pharmacists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pharmacists?" then you're in the right place. (163 items)



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    John Pemberton
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    John Stith Pemberton was an American pharmacist, and is best known for being the inventor of Coca-Cola.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1831-1888)
    • Birthplace: Knoxville, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Chemist, Inventor
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    Hubert Humphrey
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    Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the nominee of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1911-1978)
    • Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Politician, Instructor, Teacher
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    George F. Archambault

    George F. Archambault, Ph.G., Ph.C., J.D. was the first pharmacy liaison officer for the United States Public Health Service and considered the “father of consultant pharmacy”. On April 22, 1999, for his 90th birthday party, Deputy Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu proclaimed Archambault a “living ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1909-2001)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    David Herold
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    David Edgar Herold was an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After the shooting, Herold accompanied Booth to the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who set Booth’s injured leg. The two men then continued their escape through Maryland and into Virginia, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1842-1865)
    • Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Pharmacist
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    Wilbur Scoville

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    Wilbur Scoville
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    Wilbur Lincoln Scoville was an American pharmacist best known for his creation of the "Scoville Organoleptic Test", now standardized as the Scoville scale. He devised the test and scale in 1912 while working at the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical company to measure piquancy, or "hotness", of various chile ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1865-1942)
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemist
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    Georg Trakl
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    Georg Trakl was an Austrian poet and brother of the pianist Grete Trakl. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists.more

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    • Age: Died at 27 (1887-1914)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Salzburg, Austria, Euregio Salzburg-Berchtesgadener Land-Traunstein, Central Europe, + more
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Poet, Writer
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    Caleb Bradham
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    Caleb Davis Bradham was an American pharmacist and is best known for being the inventor of Pepsi.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)
    • Birthplace: Chinquapin, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Pharmacist
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    Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi
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    Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī, was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine. A comprehensive thinker, Razi made fundamental and enduring contributions to various fields of science, which he recorded in over 200 manuscripts, and is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (854-925)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran, Tehran Province, Eurasia, Greater Tehran, + more
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Chemist, Ulama, Polymath, Scientist, + more
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    Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the law faculty's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Somerville was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Professor, Law professor, Philosopher, Ethicist, + more
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    Vanessa Grazziotin

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    Vanessa Grazziotin
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    Vanessa Grazziotin Bezerra is a Brazilian politician from the Communist Party of Brazil. Although born in Videira, Santa Catarina, Grazziotin based her political career in the state of Amazonas. Twice elected to represent the state in the Chamber of Deputies, she was recently elected for the Federal ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Videira, Brazil
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Teacher
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    Charles David George "Charlie" Stross is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Stross specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. His contemporaries include Alastair Reynolds, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams, Neal Asher and Richard Morgan. Between 1994 and 2004, he was ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: West Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Leeds, England, + more
    • Profession: Programmer, Pharmacist, Novelist, Author, Writer
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    George Ryan
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    George Homer Ryan, Sr. was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He was a member of the Republican Party. Ryan received national attention for his 1999 moratorium on executions in Illinois and for commuting more than 160 death sentences to life sentences in 2003. He was ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Maquoketa, Iowa, United States of America
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Businessperson, Politician
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    José do Patrocínio
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    José Carlos do Patrocínio was a Brazilian writer, journalist, activist, orator and pharmacist and among the most well-known proponents of the abolition of slavery. He founded and occupied the 21st chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1905.more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1854-1905)
    • Birthplace: Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
    • Profession: Activist, Pharmacist, Journalist, Orator, Writer
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    Ibn al-Bayṭār al-Mālaqī, Ḍiyāʾ Al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdllāh Ibn Aḥmad was a pharmacist, botanist, physician and scientist. His main contribution was to systematically record the additions made by Islamic physicians in the Middle Ages, which added between 300 and 400 types of medicine to the one thousand ...more

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    • Age: Died at 51 (1197-1248)
    • Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Scientist, Physician, Botanist
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    Peter Mark Richman is an American actor who has starred in films and on television, who was for many years credited as Mark Richman. Born Marvin Jack Richman in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents, he is the son of Yetta Dora and Benjamin Richman, a painting and paper-hanger contractor. Making ...more

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    • Age: age 88
    • Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Painter, Actor, Footballer
    • Credits: The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Poolhall Junkies, Defenders of the Earth, Friendly Persuasion, + more
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    Douglas Cockburn Frith, PC was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Sudbury in the Canadian House of Commons from 1980 to 1988 as a member of the Liberal Party. From July 1996 to January 2008, Frith served as president of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, which is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1945-2009)
    • Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
    • Profession: Pharmacist
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    Johann Georg Noel Dragendorff

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    Johann Georg Noel Dragendorff
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    Johann Georg Noel Dragendorff was a German pharmacist and chemist born in Rostock.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1836-1898)
    • Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Chemist
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    Una Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of boogie-woogie and ragtime hits, selling over 20 million records. She was the first black person to have a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and is still the only ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1914-1983)
    • Birthplace: Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Jazz Pianist
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    Felisa Rincón de Gautier
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    Felisa Rincón de Gautier was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in The Americas.more

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    • Age: Died at 97 (1897-1994)
    • Birthplace: Ceiba, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Politician
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    Kerry Hore is an Olympic Australian rower who competed in the women's quadruple sculls at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She was part of the Australian team that won the bronze at the Athens Olympics.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
    • Profession: Pharmacist, Rower
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