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List of notable or famous chemists from Belgium, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Belgium and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Belgium. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Belgian chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Belgium is included when available.

List contains people like Leo Baekeland and Jan Baptist van Helmont.

This historic chemists from Belgium list can help answer the questions "Who are some Belgian chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Belgium?" These prominent chemists of Belgium may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Belgian chemists.

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Désiré van Monckhoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Belgium
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Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven was a Belgian chemist, physicist, and photographic researcher. He was also an inventor and author. He wrote several of the earliest books on photography and photographic optics. His original French works were later translated to English and other languages. He invented or developed an enlarger, a dry collodion process, improvements of the carbon print process, and improved silver-bromide gelatine emulsions. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 48 (1834-1882)

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Ernest Solvay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Belgium
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Ernest Gaston Joseph Solvay was a Belgian chemist, industrialist and philanthropist. Born at Rebecq, he was prevented by acute pleurisy from going to university. He worked in his uncle's chemical factory from the age of 21. In 1861, he developed the ammonia-soda process for the manufacturing of soda ash from brine and limestone. The process was an improvement over the earlier Leblanc process. He founded the company Solvay & Cie and established his first factory at Couillet in 1863 and further perfected the process until 1872, when he patented it. Soon, Solvay process plants were established in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and Austria. Today, about 70 Solvay process plants ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1838-1922)

Birthplace: Rebecq, Belgium

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Gilbert Stork is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from Belgium
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Gilbert Stork is a U.S. organic chemist. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University. The Stork enamine synthesis is named in his honor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 96

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

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Ilya Prigogine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from Belgium
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Viscount Ilya Romanovich Prigogine was a Belgian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate noted for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1917-2003)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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