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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.

List features people like John Dalton and Edward Frankland.

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
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 ...more

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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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George Washington Carver... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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John Dalton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Chemists
John Dalton FRS (; 6 September 1766 – 27 July 1844) was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research ...more

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Edward Frankland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Sir Edward Frankland, (18 January 1825 – 9 August 1899) was a British chemist. He was one of the originators of organometallic chemistry and introduced the concept of combining power or valence. ...more
Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Linus Pauling
Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, educator, and husband of American human rights activist Ava Helen Pauling. ...more

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Alfred Nobel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Charles Thomson Rees Wil... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Louis Le Prince is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Louis Le Prince
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Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Henry Edward Schunck (16 August 1820 – 13 January 1903) was a British chemist who did much work with dyes.
Frank Lee Pyman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Frank Lee Pyman FRS (8 April 1882 – 1 January 1944) was an English academic and commercial research chemist.Pyman was born in Malvern, the eldest son of Frank Pyman and his wife Florence Lee, ...more
Keki Hormusji Gharda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda (born 25 September 1929) is a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur. He is the founder, chairman and managing director of Gharda Chemicals Limited, ...more
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland FRSE(Hon) (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgian chemist. He is best known for the inventions of Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in ...more
Arnold Orville Beckman ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded ...more
James Watt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Chemists
James Watt (; 30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with ...more

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Dmitri Mendeleev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Albertus Magnus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Gregory Goodwin Pincus ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Henry Eyring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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Louis Daguerre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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