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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Moissan has received more than 170,454 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Henri Moissan is the 31st most popular chemist (down from 27th in 2019), the 422nd most popular biography from France (down from 307th 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, Henri Moissan ranks 31 out of 510Before him are Valery Legasov, William Ramsay, Eduard Buchner, Edwin McMillan, Walther Nernst, and Adolf von Baeyer. After him are Otto Wallach, Tu Youyou, Ilya Prigogine, August Kekulé, Frederick Soddy, and Henrik Dam.

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Among people born in 1852, Henri Moissan ranks 9Before him are Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, William Ramsay, Gojong of Korea, and Albert A. Michelson. After him are Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1907, Henri Moissan ranks 8Before him are Edvard Grieg, Sully Prudhomme, Klara Hitler, Oscar II of Sweden, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Hector Malot. After him are Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Asaph Hall, Giosuè Carducci, Marcellin Berthelot, and Robert I, Duke of Parma.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Moissan ranks 422 out of 5,234Before him are Patrice de MacMahon (1808), Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Hector Malot (1830), Théodore Rousseau (1812), Jacques Tati (1907), and Arsène Wenger (1949). After him are Gérard Philipe (1922), Nicolas Malebranche (1638), Francis Poulenc (1899), Lothair of France (941), André Derain (1880), and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814).

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 Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).