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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)

Profession: Chemist

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 ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1849-1925)

Birthplace: Fellering

Profession: Chemist

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 ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1770-1847)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Mineralogist, Chemist, Zoologist

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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 ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1820-1886)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Chemist, Geologist

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