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Tapputi, also referred to as Tapputi-Belatekallim ("Belatekallim" refers to female overseer of a palace), is considered to be the world’s first recorded chemist, a perfume-maker mentioned in a cuneiform tablet dated around 1200 BC in Babylonian Mesopotamia. She used flowers, oil, and calamus along with cyperus, myrrh, and balsam. She added water or other solvents then distilled and filtered several times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tapputi has received more than 281,190 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Tapputi is the 181st most popular chemist (up from 301st in 2019).

Tapputi is famous for being the goddess of weaving. She is the daughter of the creator goddess Amma and the god of the earth, Enki.

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  • 22

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  • 2.18

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Among chemists, Tapputi ranks 181 out of 510Before her are Wilfrid Voynich, Archer Martin, Peter D. Mitchell, Gerhard Herzberg, Stephanie Kwolek, and Giulio Natta. After her are Emil Erlenmeyer, Alan J. Heeger, Robert Bruce Merrifield, John Fenn, Nicolas Leblanc, and Julius Axelrod.

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Among people born in 1200 BC, Tapputi ranks 9Before her are Ramesses V, Ramesses XI, Ramesses IV, Tiglath-Pileser I, Ramesses VIII, and Smendes. After her are Herihor, Di Yi, Wen Ding, Jizi, Geng Ding, and Wu Yi of Shang.

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