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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 192,337 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Henri Moissan is the 24th most popular chemist (up from 31st in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from France (up from 421st 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 24 out of 509Before him are Otto Hahn, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Emil Fischer, Albert Hofmann, and Edwin McMillan. After him are Alfred Werner, Eduard Buchner, Otto Wallach, Justus von Liebig, Adolf von Baeyer, and August Kekulé.

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Among people born in 1852, Henri Moissan ranks 6Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Henri Becquerel, Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, and Emil Fischer. After him are Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1907, Henri Moissan ranks 6Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Edvard Grieg, Sully Prudhomme, Klara Hitler, and Oscar II of Sweden. After him are William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Robert I, Duke of Parma, and Asaph Hall.

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In France

Among people born in France, Henri Moissan ranks 285 out of 6,011Before him are Germaine de Staël (1766), Pope Urban IV (1185), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), Anne of Brittany (1477), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), and Claude Lorrain (1600). After him are Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Robert II of France (972), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), and Pope Martin IV (1220).

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), Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Joseph Proust (1754).