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List of famous chemists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chemists in the world? This includes the most prominent chemists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chemists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chemists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chemists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known chemists to the lesser known chemists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chemist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chemists ever?" and "What are the names of famous chemists?" then you're in the right place. (1370 items)
Margaret Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for ...more

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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

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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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

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