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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 245,326 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Joseph Proust is the 78th most popular chemist (up from 88th in 2019), the 677th most popular biography from France (up from 748th in 2019) and the 12th 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 78 out of 509Before him are Richard Willstätter, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Gilbert N. Lewis, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth. After him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Hermann Staudinger, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Karl Ziegler, Johann Rudolf Glauber, and Konrad Emil Bloch.

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Among people born in 1754, Joseph Proust ranks 6Before him are Louis XVI of France, Paul I of Russia, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, and Seraphim of Sarov. After him are Jacques Pierre Brissot, Madame Roland, Frederick I of Württemberg, Princess Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier. Among people deceased in 1826, Joseph Proust ranks 9Before him are John Adams, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Giuseppe Piazzi, Philippe Pinel, René Laennec, and John VI of Portugal. After him are Elizabeth Alexeievna, Stamford Raffles, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Frederica of Baden, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet.

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In France

Among people born in France, Joseph Proust ranks 677 out of 6,011Before him are Jeanne Hébuterne (1898), William Longsword (893), Julie Clary (1771), Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837), Paul Mauriat (1925), and Louis Renault (1877). After him are Hans Bethe (1906), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Chlodomer (495), Édouard Lalo (1823), and Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Joseph Proust ranks 12Before him are Alfred Werner (1866), Victor Grignard (1871), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jacques Monod (1910), and Claude Louis Berthollet (1748). After him are Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), and Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850).