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List of famous male chemists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male chemists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being chemists. There are thousand of males working as chemists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic chemists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a chemist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Alexander Nikolayevich Lebedev, William Hyde Wollaston and many additional people as well.

While this isn't a list of all male chemists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male chemists?" and "Who are the best male chemists?"
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Chemists
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Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the development of calculus. Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists' view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. By deriving Kepler's laws of planetary motion from his mathematical description of gravity, ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1643-1727)

Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Chemists
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Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1822-1895)

Birthplace: Dole, France

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Chemists
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George Washington Carver, was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that ...more

Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States of America

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Michael Faraday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Chemists
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Michael Faraday FRS was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential scientists in history. It was by his research on the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a direct current that Faraday established the basis for the concept of the electromagnetic field in physics. Faraday also established that magnetism could affect rays of light and that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena. He similarly discovered the principle of electromagnetic ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1791-1867)

Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom

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