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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, 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 ...more
Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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 ...more
Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Chemists
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 ...more
George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Chemists
George Washington Carver, was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is ...more
John Dalton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Chemists
John Dalton FRS was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory; and his research into colour blindness, ...more
Edward Frankland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Sir Edward Frankland, KCB, FRS was a British chemist. He was an expert in water quality and analysis, and originated the concept of combining power, or valence, in chemistry. He was also one of ...more
Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا‍; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. ...more
Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him ...more
Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Gordon Earle Moore is an American businessman and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2015, his net worth is $6.7 billion.
Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists ...more
Alfred Nobel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous ...more
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who received the Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.
Louis Le Prince is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince was an inventor who shot the first moving pictures on paper film using a single lens camera. He has been heralded as the "Father of Cinematography" ...more
Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Sir Arthur Harden FRS was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigations into the fermentation of ...more
Edward Schunck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Henry Edward Schunck 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 was an English academic and commercial research chemist. Pyman was born in Malvern, the eldest son of Frank Pyman and his wife Florence Lee, daughter of Henry Lee MP for ...more
Keki Hormusji Gharda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Keki Hormusji Gharda is a prominent Indian chemical engineer, chemist and entrepreneur. He is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Gharda Chemicals Limited, an R&D-based company ...more
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland FRSE was a Belgian-born American chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. His invention of Bakelite, an inexpensive, ...more
Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Arnold Orville Beckman was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at Caltech, he founded Beckman Instruments based on his 1934 invention of the pH meter, ...more
James Watt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Chemists
James Watt, FRS, FRSE was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both ...more
Dmitri Mendeleev is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created his own version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of ...more
Albertus Magnus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Albertus Magnus, O.P., also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, is a Catholic saint. He was a German Dominican friar and a Catholic bishop. He was known during his lifetime as ...more
Gregory Goodwin Pincus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Dr. Gregory Goodwin Pincus was an American biologist and researcher who co-invented the combined oral contraceptive pill.
Henry Eyring is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Henry Eyring was a Mexican-born American theoretical chemist whose primary contribution was in the study of chemical reaction rates and intermediates. A prolific writer, he authored more than ...more
Louis Daguerre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Chemists
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was a French artist and photographer, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of ...more