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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 143,791 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jean-Marie Lehn is the 128th most popular chemist (up from 140th in 2019), the 905th most popular biography from France (up from 1,085th in 2019) and the 15th 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 128 out of 509Before him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, Johan Gadolin, Glenn T. Seaborg, and Joachim Sauer. After him are Dan Shechtman, Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, Ernst Otto Fischer, Christian B. Anfinsen, and Louis Nicolas Vauquelin.

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Among people born in 1939, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 46Before him are Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Cimino, Henry Mintzberg, Claude François, Michèle Mercier, and Phil Spector. After him are Junko Tabei, Marie Laforêt, Ali MacGraw, Scott Glenn, Joel Schumacher, and Ratko Janev.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 905 out of 6,011Before him are Arnaut Daniel (1150), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Marie de France (1101), Jacques Delors (1925), George Steiner (1929), and Fredegund (545). After him are Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748), Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (1011), Claude Chappe (1763), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Antoine Arnauld (1612), and Maurice Druon (1918).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Jean-Marie Lehn ranks 15Before him are Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Proust (1754), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758). After him are Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), and Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944).