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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 ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1834-1882)

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1838-1922)

Birthplace: Rebecq, Belgium

Profession: Chemist

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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

Age: 95

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Profession: Chemist, Scientist

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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

Age: Died at 86 (1917-2003)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

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