Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac

1778 - 1850

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Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɔzɛf lwi ɡɛlysak]; 6 December 1778 – 9 May 1850) was a French chemist and physicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac has received more than 488,846 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac is the 21st most popular chemist (up from 26th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from France (up from 287th in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Chemist.

Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac is most famous for his law of combining volumes, which states that when gases combine, the volume of the resulting gas is the sum of the volumes of the individual gases.

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Among chemists, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 21 out of 510Before him are Irène Joliot-Curie, Friedrich Wöhler, Wilhelm Ostwald, Otto Hahn, Humphry Davy, and Julius Lothar Meyer. After him are Albert Hofmann, Emil Fischer, Justus von Liebig, Valery Legasov, William Ramsay, and Eduard Buchner.

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Among people born in 1778, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 3Before him are Louis Bonaparte and Humphry Davy. After him are Marie Thérèse of France, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Fernando Sor, Bernardo O'Higgins, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, and Clemens Brentano. Among people deceased in 1850, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 3Before him are Honoré de Balzac and Louis Philippe I. After him are William Wordsworth, Báb, Zachary Taylor, Daoguang Emperor, Marie Tussaud, José de San Martín, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, and Lin Zexu.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 262 out of 5,234Before him are Louis VI of France (1081), Camille Claudel (1864), Albert Uderzo (1927), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Diane de Poitiers (1499), and Charles I of Anjou (1226). After him are Pope Callixtus II (1065), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Pope Urban IV (1185), Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (1767), and Pope Clement IV (1190).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 4Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Irène Joliot-Curie (1897). After him are Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).