Michel Eugène Chevreul

1786 - 1889

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Michel Eugène Chevreul (31 August 1786 – 9 April 1889) was a French chemist whose work influenced several areas in science, medicine, and art. His early work with animal fats revolutionized the manufacture of soap and of candles and led to his isolation of the heptadecanoic (margaric), stearic, and oleic fatty acids. In the medical field, he was first to demonstrate that diabetics excrete glucose in the urine and to isolate creatine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michel Eugène Chevreul has received more than 171,743 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Michel Eugène Chevreul is the 59th most popular chemist (up from 70th in 2019), the 649th most popular biography from France (down from 587th in 2019) and the 11th most popular French Chemist.

Michel Eugène Chevreul was a French chemist and physicist. He is most famous for his work on the optical properties of color.

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Among chemists, Michel Eugène Chevreul ranks 59 out of 510Before him are Hermann Staudinger, Gertrude B. Elion, Adolf Butenandt, Fritz Pregl, Theodor Svedberg, and Karl Ziegler. After him are John Stith Pemberton, Gerty Cori, Casimir Funk, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, and Vladimir Prelog.

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Among people born in 1786, Michel Eugène Chevreul ranks 9Before him are Wilhelm Grimm, Christian VIII of Denmark, Ludwig I of Bavaria, François Arago, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Marie Walewska. After him are Sophie of France, John Franklin, Davy Crockett, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Friedrich Kuhlau, and Charles, Grand Duke of Baden. Among people deceased in 1889, Michel Eugène Chevreul ranks 8Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Antonio Meucci, Jefferson Davis, Alexandre Cabanel, Baroness Mary Vetsera, and Father Damien. After him are Mihai Eminescu, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Luís I of Portugal, Wilkie Collins, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, and Marie of Prussia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Michel Eugène Chevreul ranks 649 out of 5,234Before him are René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Marin Marais (1656), Oenomaus (-105), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), Paul Doumer (1857), and Paul Broca (1824). After him are Albert Fert (1938), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Isabelle Adjani (1955), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marie-Antoine Carême (1784), and Adelbert von Chamisso (1781).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Michel Eugène Chevreul ranks 11Before him are Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), and Claude Louis Berthollet (1748). After him are Jacques Monod (1910), Joseph Proust (1754), Marcellin Berthelot (1827), Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850), Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763), and Louis Jacques Thénard (1777).