List of Famous Pharmacists

List of famous pharmacists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pharmacists in the world? This includes the most prominent pharmacists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pharmacists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pharmacists 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 pharmacists.

This list of famous people of pharmacy includes John Pemberton, Georg Trakl and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known pharmacists to the lesser known pharmacists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pharmacist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pharmacists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pharmacists?" then you're in the right place. 
  • John Stith Pemberton (July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888) was an English pharmacist who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola. In May 1886, he developed an early version of a beverage that would ...more
  • Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United ...more
  • George F. Archambault, Ph.G., Ph.C., J.D. (1909 – January 1, 2001) was the first pharmacy liaison officer for the United States Public Health Service and considered the “father of consultant ...more
  • David Edgar Herold (June 16, 1842 – July 7, 1865) was an accomplice of John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After the shooting, Herold accompanied Booth to the ...more
  • Wilbur Lincoln Scoville (January 22, 1865 – March 10, 1942) was an American pharmacist best known for his creation of the "Scoville Organoleptic Test", now standardized as the Scoville scale. He ...more
  • Georg Trakl (3 February 1887 – 3 November 1914) was an Austrian poet and brother of the pianist Grete Trakl. He is considered one of the most important Austrian Expressionists. He is perhaps best ...more
  • Caleb Davis Bradham (May 27, 1867 – February 19, 1934) was an American pharmacist, best known as the inventor of soft drink Pepsi.
  • Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī (Persian: ابوبكر محمّد زکرياى رازى‎ Abūbakr Mohammad-e Zakariyyā-ye Rāzī, also known by his Latinized name Rhazes () or Rasis; 854–925 CE), was a Persian ...more
  • Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, (born 13 April 1942) is Professor of Bioethics at University of Notre Dame Australia. She was previously Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill ...more
  • Vanessa Grazziotin Bezerra (born June 29, 1961) is a Brazilian politician from the Communist Party of Brazil (PC do B). Although born in Videira, Santa Catarina, Grazziotin based her political career ...more
  • Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror, and fantasy. Stross specialises in hard science fiction and space opera. ...more
  • George Homer Ryan Sr. (born February 24, 1934) is an American former politician who was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. ...more
  • José Carlos do Patrocínio (October 9, 1854 – January 29, 1905) was a Brazilian writer, journalist, activist, orator and pharmacist. He was among the most well-known proponents of the abolition of ...more
  • Ḍiyāʾ Al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdllāh Ibn Aḥmad al-Mālaqī, commonly known as Ibn al-Bayṭār (1197–1248 AD) was an Amazigh Andalusian pharmacist, botanist, physician and scientist. His main contribution ...more
  • Peter Mark Richman (April 16, 1927 – January 14, 2021) was an American actor who has starred in films and on television, who was for many years credited as Mark Richman. He appeared in over 30 films ...more
  • Douglas Cockburn Frith, (March 5, 1945 – March 21, 2009) was a Canadian politician. He represented the riding of Sudbury in the House of Commons of Canada from 1980 to 1988 as a member of the ...more
  • Johann Georg Noel Dragendorff (August 8, 1836 – April 7, 1898) was a German pharmacist and chemist born in Rostock.
  • Una Winifred Atwell (27 February or 27 April 1910 or 1914 – 28 February 1983) was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of ...more
  • Felisa Rincón de Gautier (born Felisa Rincón Marrero) (also known as Doña Fela) (January 9, 1897 – September 16, 1994) was the first woman to be elected as the Mayor of a capital city in The Americas.
  • Kerry Hore (born 3 July 1981) is an Australian former rower, a national champion, world-champion and four-time Olympian who competed in the women's quadruple sculls at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 ...more
  • Dora Nkem Akunyili (July 1954 - 2014) was the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008.
  • Antônio Mariano de Oliveira (April 28, 1857 – January 19, 1937) was a Brazilian poet, pharmacist and professor. He is better known by his pen name Alberto de Oliveira. Alongside Olavo Bilac and ...more
  • Harvey Bland Morgan (born August 18, 1930) is an American politician. From 1980–2012 he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 98th district on the Middle Peninsula. He is a ...more
  • David E. Burke (born July 26, 1967) served as State Senator for the 26th District of the Ohio Senate. He formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is the Chairman of the Senate Finance ...more
  • William Doohan was a pharmacist, veterinarian, and dentist.