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List of notable or famous chemists from France, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in France and even some popular chemists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French 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 France is included when available.

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

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Aimé Girard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from France
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Aimé Girard


Alfred Claude Aimé Girard was a French chemist and agronomist who was a professor at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers. ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1830-1898)

Albin Haller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from France
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Albin Haller


Albin Haller was a French chemist. Haller founded the École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques in Nancy and later won the Davy Medal. Appointed to the French Academy of Sciences in 1900, he served as its president beginning in 1923. He was also a member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1849-1925)

Birthplace: Fellering

Alexandre Brongniart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from France
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Alexandre Brongniart was a French chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist, who collaborated with Georges Cuvier on a study of the geology of the region around Paris. He was the son of the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart and father of the botanist Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart. Born in Paris, he was an instructor at the École de Mines in Paris and appointed in 1800 by Napoleon's minister of the interior Lucien Bonaparte director of the revitalized porcelain manufactory at Sèvres. The young man took to the position a combination of his training as a scientist— especially as a mining engineer relevant to the chemistry of ceramics— his managerial talents and financial acumen and his ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1770-1847)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Cha... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from France
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Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois was a French geologist and mineralogist who was the first to arrange the chemical elements in order of atomic weights, doing so in 1862. De Chancourtois only published his paper, but did not publish his actual graph with the proposed arrangement. Although his publication was significant, it was ignored by chemists as it was written in terms of geology. It was Dmitri Mendeleev's table published in 1869 that became most recognized. De Chancourtois was also a professor of mine surveying, and later geology at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris. He also was the Inspector of Mines in Paris, and was widely responsible for implementing many mine ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1820-1886)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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