Jean-Marie Lehn

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Jean-Marie Lehn (born 30 September 1939) is a French chemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Donald Cram and Charles Pedersen in 1987 for his synthesis of cryptands. Lehn was an early innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry, i.e., the chemistry of host–guest molecular assemblies created by intermolecular interactions, and continues to innovate in this field. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Marie Lehn has received more than 129,435 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jean-Marie Lehn is the 140th most popular chemist (up from 151st in 2019), the 1,088th most popular biography from France (down from 973rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Chemist.

Jean-Marie Lehn is most famous for his work on peptide synthesis. He is also known for his work on the creation of a new field of chemistry called "supramolecular chemistry."

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Among chemists, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 140 out of 510Before him are Manfred Eigen, Fritz Strassmann, Stanley B. Prusiner, Kurt Wüthrich, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, and Ascanio Sobrero. After him are John Frederic Daniell, Clara Immerwahr, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Akira Suzuki, John Newlands, and Cyril Norman Hinshelwood.

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Among people born in 1939, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 52Before him are Harry Kroto, Scott Glenn, Junko Tabei, João Bernardo Vieira, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, and Cynthia Lennon. After him are Carlo Ginzburg, Jorge Sampaio, Sonny Chiba, Fritjof Capra, Claude François, and Phil Spector.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 1,088 out of 5,234Before him are Marie Anne de Bourbon (1666), Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), Max Linder (1883), Jacques Hadamard (1865), and Clotilde of France (1759). After him are Jaufre Rudel (1125), Carole Bouquet (1957), Alexandra David-Néel (1868), Georges Ernest Boulanger (1837), Richard I of Normandy (933), and Richard Avenarius (1843).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 19Before him are Joseph Proust (1754), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), and Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800). After him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802), Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), and Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698).