Occupation

CHEMISTS

With 473 biographies, Chemists are the 27th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Astronauts, Astronomers, and Businesspeople.

Pantheon has 473 people classified as chemists born between 1200 BC and 1972. Of these 473, 73 (15.43%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living chemists include Tu Youyou, Dan Shechtman, and Gerhard Ertl. The most famous deceased chemists include Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, and Dmitri Mendeleev.

Living Chemists

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Deceased Chemists

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Most chemists were born in United States (89), Germany (77), and United Kingdom (60). By city, the most common birth places were Paris (18), Berlin (13), and London (13).The most common death places of chemists were United States (83), Germany (68), and United Kingdom (55). By city, these were Paris (33), London (13), and New York City (11).

The earliest biographies classified as chemists in Pantheon are Andreas Libavius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, and Tapputi.  The concentration of chemists was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier chemists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Chemists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Chemists since 1700.

Chemists are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Mathematicians, Biologists, Physicists, Astronomers, and Physicians.