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

List is made up of many different people, including Primo Levi and Giulio Natta.

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

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Alessandro Volta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Italy
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Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist and chemist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799 and the results of which he reported in 1800 in a two part letter to the President of the Royal Society. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debased the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry. Alessandro Volta also drew admiration from Napoleon ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1745-1827)

Birthplace: Como, Lombardy, Eurasia, Province of Como, Italy

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Amedeo Avogadro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Chemists from Italy
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Amedeo Avogadro


Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro di Quaregna e di Cerreto, Count of Quaregna and Cerreto, was an Italian scientist. He is most noted for his contributions to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law. In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities in 1 mole of a substance, 6.02214179×10^23, is known as the Avogadro constant, one of the seven SI base units and represented by NA. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 80 (1776-1856)

Birthplace: Turin, Italy


Antonio Neri was a Florentine priest who published L’Arte Vetraria or The Art of Glass in 1612. His father was a physician, and he was an herbalist, alchemist, and glassmaker. Neri traveled extensively in Italy and Holland. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 38 (1576-1614)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more

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Ascanio Sobrero is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from Italy
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Ascanio Sobrero was an Italian chemist, born in Casale Monferrato. He was studying under Théophile-Jules Pelouze at the University of Turin, who had worked with the explosive material guncotton. He studied medicine in Turin and Paris and then chemistry at the University of Gießen with Justus Liebig, and earned his doctorate in 1832. In 1845 he became professor at the University of Turin During his research he discovered nitroglycerine. He initially called it "pyroglycerine", and warned vigorously against its use in his private letters and in a journal article, stating that it was extremely dangerous and impossible to handle. In fact, he was so frightened by what he created that he kept it a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1812-1888)

Birthplace: Casale Monferrato, Italy

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