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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 582,025 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac is the 19th most popular chemist (up from 21st in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from France (up from 261st 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 19 out of 509Before him are Linus Pauling, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Wöhler, and Otto Hahn. After him are Humphry Davy, Emil Fischer, Albert Hofmann, Edwin McMillan, Henri Moissan, and Alfred Werner.

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Among people born in 1778, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 3Before him are Louis Bonaparte and Marie Thérèse of France. After him are Humphry Davy, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Fernando Sor, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Bernardo O'Higgins, 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, Daoguang Emperor, Zachary Taylor, Báb, José de San Martín, Marie Tussaud, Frédéric Bastiat, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, and Louise of Orléans.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac ranks 258 out of 6,011Before him are Charles I of Anjou (1226), Vincent de Paul (1581), Charles the Simple (879), Joseph Fouché (1759), Georges Cuvier (1769), and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732). After him are Olympe de Gouges (1748), Berthe Morisot (1841), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Arsène Wenger (1949), Philip I of France (1052), and Pope Callixtus II (1065).

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), Alfred Werner (1866), Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), and Joseph Proust (1754).