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Famous Male Chemists

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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?"
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    Sir Isaac Newton (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27) was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), first published in 1687, laid the foundations of classical mechanics. Newton also made seminal contributions to optics, and shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus. In Principia, Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1643-1727)
    • Birthplace: Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

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    Louis Pasteur (, French: [lwi pastœʁ]; December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many 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...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1822-1895)
    • Birthplace: Dole, France

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    George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5, 1943), was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes, as a source of their own food and to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. Although he spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts, none became commercially...  more
    • Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri

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    Michael Faraday FRS (; 22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying 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....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1791-1867)
    • Birthplace: Newington Butts, United Kingdom