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 70,946 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Anselme Payen is the 327th most popular chemist (up from 328th in 2019), the 2,195th most popular biography from France (down from 2,136th in 2019) and the 36th most popular French Chemist.

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Among chemists, Anselme Payen ranks 327 out of 510Before him are Lars Fredrik Nilson, Fritz London, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, Anders Gustaf Ekeberg, Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, and Fraser Stoddart. After him are C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Viktor Meyer, Auguste Laurent, Pierre Joseph Pelletier, Karl Ernst Claus, and Paul Ulrich Villard.

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Among people born in 1795, Anselme Payen ranks 26Before him are Heinrich Marschner, James Barry, Peter Andreas Hansen, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Augustin Thierry, and Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria. After him are Thomas Arnold, Anton Schindler, Antoine-Louis Barye, James Braid, Charles Barry, and Ghazi Muhammad. Among people deceased in 1871, Anselme Payen ranks 23Before him are Charles Paul de Kock, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Jarosław Dąbrowski, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, Moritz von Schwind, and Pierre Leroux. After him are Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail, Princess Leopoldina of Brazil, Leopold IV, Duke of Anhalt, François-Joseph Fétis, Henry E. Steinway, and Étienne Constantin de Gerlache.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anselme Payen ranks 2,195 out of 5,234Before him are Charles Vanel (1892), Peter John Olivi (1248), Gonzalo Higuaín (1987), Jacques-François Menou (1750), Louis Feuillade (1873), and Dominique, comte de Cassini (1748). After him are Henri Michel (1947), Charles Diehl (1859), Robert Surcouf (1773), Adolphe Monticelli (1824), Jacques Villon (1875), and Sébastien Japrisot (1931).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Anselme Payen ranks 36Before him are Alexandre Brongniart (1770), François-Marie Raoult (1830), Charles Friedel (1822), Jean-Baptiste Boussingault (1801), Théophile-Jules Pelouze (1807), and Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816). After him are Auguste Laurent (1807), Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), Paul Ulrich Villard (1860), Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau (1737), Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy (1755), and Paul Héroult (1863).