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Anselme Payen

1795 - 1871

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Anselme Payen (French: [pa.jɛ̃]; 6 January 1795 – 12 May 1871) was a French chemist known for discovering the enzyme diastase, and the carbohydrate cellulose. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anselme Payen has received more than 74,892 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Anselme Payen is the 322nd most popular chemist (up from 327th in 2019), the 2,218th most popular biography from France (down from 2,192nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular French Chemist.

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Among chemists, Anselme Payen ranks 322 out of 509Before him are François-Marie Raoult, Karl Friedrich Mohr, Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein, Sendivogius, Clemens Winkler, and Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois. After him are Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Kristian Birkeland, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, Tapputi, Alexandre Brongniart, and Fritz London.

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Among people born in 1795, Anselme Payen ranks 25Before him are Maria Schicklgruber, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Heinrich Marschner, Peter Andreas Hansen, Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria, and Augustin Thierry. After him are Andrew Dũng-Lạc, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Antoine-Louis Barye, Charles Barry, Anton Schindler, and Dingane kaSenzangakhona. Among people deceased in 1871, Anselme Payen ranks 22Before him are Charles Paul de Kock, Filippo Taglioni, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, and Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail. After him are Moritz von Schwind, Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt, Pierre Leroux, François-Joseph Fétis, Henry E. Steinway, and Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgenti.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anselme Payen ranks 2,218 out of 6,011Before him are Jean Bodel (1165), Félix d'Herelle (1873), Claude Berri (1934), Léon Cogniet (1794), Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903), and Constance, Duchess of Brittany (1161). After him are Bernard of Menthon (923), Marc Augé (1935), Émile Boutroux (1845), Philippe Sollers (1936), Matthias of Arras (1290), and Thomas Bérard (1300).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Anselme Payen ranks 34Before him are Bernard Courtois (1777), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), Antoine Baumé (1728), Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755), François-Marie Raoult (1830), and Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois (1820). After him are Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816), Alexandre Brongniart (1770), Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), Jean-Baptiste Boussingault (1801), Paul Héroult (1863), and Charles Friedel (1822).