CHEMIST

Henri Moissan

1852 - 1907

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Ferdinand Frédéric Henri Moissan (28 September 1852 – 20 February 1907) was a French chemist and pharmacist who won the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in isolating fluorine from its compounds. Moissan was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee. Moissan was born in Paris on 28 September 1852, the son of a minor officer of the eastern railway company, Francis Ferdinand Moissan, and a seamstress, Joséphine Améraldine (née Mitel). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Moissan has received more than 238,867 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Henri Moissan is the 39th most popular chemist (down from 24th in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from France (down from 285th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Chemist.

Henri Moissan is most famous for his discovery of the element fluorine.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Henri Moissan ranks 39 out of 602Before him are Robert Bunsen, Henrik Dam, Tu Youyou, John Stith Pemberton, Gertrude B. Elion, and Carl Bosch. After him are August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, Adolf von Baeyer, Adolf Butenandt, Gerty Cori, and Kurt Alder.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, Henri Moissan ranks 9Before him are Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Gojong of Korea, William Ramsay, Emil Fischer, and Albert A. Michelson. After him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Joseph Joffre, Francisco Tárrega, Charles Taze Russell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Among people deceased in 1907, Henri Moissan ranks 7Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Edvard Grieg, Klara Hitler, Sully Prudhomme, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Oscar II of Sweden. After him are Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Giosuè Carducci, Pierre Janssen, and Robert I, Duke of Parma.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Moissan ranks 435 out of 6,770Before him are Alfred Binet (1857), Jean Dubuffet (1901), Odilon Redon (1840), André Le Nôtre (1613), Alphonse de Lamartine (1790), and Jean Monnet (1888). After him are Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Robert Campin (1375), Robert Delaunay (1885), Isabella of France (1295), Albert Lebrun (1871), and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Henri Moissan ranks 5Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), and Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778). After him are Alfred Werner (1866), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Black (1728), and Joseph Proust (1754).