Claude Louis Berthollet

1748 - 1822

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Claude Louis Berthollet (9 December 1748 – 6 November 1822) was a Savoyard-French chemist who became vice president of the French Senate in 1804. He is known for his scientific contributions to theory of chemical equilibria via the mechanism of reverse chemical reactions, and for his contribution to modern chemical nomenclature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Louis Berthollet has received more than 98,320 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Claude Louis Berthollet is the 52nd most popular chemist (up from 57th in 2019), the 603rd most popular biography from France (down from 529th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Chemist.

Claude Louis Berthollet was a French chemist and the first to use the word "analysis." He is most famous for his work with acids and bases, and is credited with the discovery of hydrochloric acid.

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Among chemists, Claude Louis Berthollet ranks 52 out of 510Before him are Victor Grignard, Arthur Harden, Francis William Aston, Alfred Werner, Richard Willstätter, and Paul Karrer. After him are Hermann Staudinger, Gertrude B. Elion, Adolf Butenandt, Fritz Pregl, Theodor Svedberg, and Karl Ziegler.

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Among people born in 1748, Claude Louis Berthollet ranks 8Before him are Jeremy Bentham, Olympe de Gouges, Charles XIII of Sweden, Adam Weishaupt, Charles IV of Spain, and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès. After him are William V, Prince of Orange, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Christian Gottlob Neefe, Petar I Petrović-Njegoš, and Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot. Among people deceased in 1822, Claude Louis Berthollet ranks 6Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, William Herschel, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Antonio Canova, and Ali Pasha of Ioannina. After him are Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, René Just Haüy, and Paolo Ruffini.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Louis Berthollet ranks 603 out of 5,234Before him are Mireille Darc (1938), Jean-de-Dieu Soult (1769), Louis de Montfort (1673), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), René Lacoste (1904), and Roger I of Sicily (1031). After him are Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Paul Claudel (1868), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), Maurice Béjart (1927), and Georges Perec (1936).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Claude Louis Berthollet ranks 10Before him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), and Alfred Werner (1866). After him are Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Jacques Monod (1910), Joseph Proust (1754), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), and Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763).