Joseph Proust

1754 - 1826

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Joseph Louis Proust (26 September 1754 – 5 July 1826) was a French chemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Proust has received more than 176,771 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph Proust is the 88th most popular chemist (up from 93rd in 2019), the 749th most popular biography from France (down from 721st in 2019) and the 13th most popular French Chemist.

Joseph Proust is most famous for his work on the structure of memory. He was the first to propose that memories are not stored in one place, but are instead distributed throughout the brain.

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Among chemists, Joseph Proust ranks 88 out of 510Before him are Kurt Alder, Ernest Solvay, Theodore William Richards, Leopold Ružička, Tadeusz Reichstein, and Norman Haworth. After him are John Howard Northrop, Richard Kuhn, Odd Hassel, Paul Hermann Müller, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted.

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Among people born in 1754, Joseph Proust ranks 5Before him are Louis XVI of France, Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, and Seraphim of Sarov. After him are Madame Roland, Jacques Pierre Brissot, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Frederick I of Württemberg, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Georg Forster, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. Among people deceased in 1826, Joseph Proust ranks 10Before him are Joseph von Fraunhofer, Philippe Pinel, René Laennec, Giuseppe Piazzi, John VI of Portugal, and Stamford Raffles. After him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Nikolay Karamzin, Frederica of Baden, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, and Maria Leopoldina of Austria.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Proust ranks 749 out of 5,234Before him are Balthus (1908), Frédéric Bastiat (1801), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Maurice Allais (1911), Dominique Strauss-Kahn (1949), and Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788). After him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755), Frontinus (30), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), François Jacob (1920), Marie de France (1101), and Félix Faure (1841).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Joseph Proust ranks 13Before him are Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910). After him are Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), and Jean-Marie Lehn (1939).