Paul Sabatier

1854 - 1941

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Prof Paul Sabatier FRS(For) HFRSE (French: [sabatje]; 5 November 1854 – 14 August 1941) was a French chemist, born in Carcassonne. In 1912, Sabatier was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Victor Grignard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Sabatier has received more than 13,032 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Paul Sabatier is the 47th most popular chemist (up from 52nd in 2019), the 501st most popular biography from France (up from 564th in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Chemist.

Paul Sabatier is most famous for his work in the field of catalysis. He developed a process for hydrogenation of organic compounds, which is widely used in the chemical industry.

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Among chemists, Paul Sabatier ranks 47 out of 602Before him are Valery Legasov, Adolf von Baeyer, Adolf Butenandt, Gerty Cori, Kurt Alder, and Alfred Werner. After him are Friedrich Bergius, Frederick Sanger, Arthur Harden, Fritz Pregl, Melvin Calvin, and Frederick Soddy.

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Among people born in 1854, Paul Sabatier ranks 11Before him are Leoš Janáček, Emil von Behring, Paul Ehrlich, Karl Kautsky, Henri La Fontaine, and James George Frazer. After him are Milan I of Serbia, Georges Picquart, George Eastman, Albert Edelfelt, Johannes Rydberg, and Engelbert Humperdinck. Among people deceased in 1941, Paul Sabatier ranks 15Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Emanuel Lasker, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, and James George Frazer. After him are El Lissitzky, Ioannis Metaxas, Hans Spemann, Marina Tsvetaeva, Frederick Banting, and Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Sabatier ranks 501 out of 6,770Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881), William II of England (1056), Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse (1045), Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727), André Citroën (1878), and Frédéric Bazille (1841). After him are Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Paul Langevin (1872), Aristide Briand (1862), William of Rubruck (1220), and Carlos Gardel (1890).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Paul Sabatier ranks 7Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), and Alfred Werner (1866). After him are Victor Grignard (1871), Jacques Monod (1910), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Joseph Black (1728), Joseph Proust (1754), and Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786).