Yves Chauvin

1930 - 2015

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Yves Chauvin (French: [iv ʃovɛ̃]; 10 October 1930 – 27 January 2015) was a French chemist and Nobel Prize laureate. He was honorary research director at the Institut français du pétrole and a member of the French Academy of Science. He was known for his work for deciphering the process of olefin metathesis for which he was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yves Chauvin has received more than 99,557 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Yves Chauvin is the 152nd most popular chemist (down from 101st in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 86th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Chemist.

Yves Chauvin is most famous for his work with the French Resistance during World War II.

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Over the past year Yves Chauvin has had the most page views in the with 9,604 views, followed by French (4,212), and German (2,265). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hebrew (391.07%), Hakka (173.42%), and Latin (86.09%)


Among chemists, Yves Chauvin ranks 152 out of 602Before him are Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Arthur Kornberg, Ahmed Zewail, Edmond H. Fischer, and Julius Axelrod. After him are Georg Ernst Stahl, Johann Deisenhofer, George Porter, Kary Mullis, Karl Barry Sharpless, and Robert Huber.

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Among people born in 1930, Yves Chauvin ranks 56Before him are Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carlos Kleiber, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Leon Cooper, Adunis, and Moustapha Akkad. After him are Tippi Hedren, Anton LaVey, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Jesús Franco, Buck Henry, and Reinhard Selten. Among people deceased in 2015, Yves Chauvin ranks 50Before him are James Last, Faten Hamama, Frei Otto, René Girard, James Horner, and Fatema Mernissi. After him are Benedict Anderson, Mathieu Kérékou, Michele Ferrero, Richard F. Heck, Assia Djebar, and Pierre Brice.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Yves Chauvin ranks 114 out of 1,190Before him are André Grétry (1741), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), Gilles Binchois (1400), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Karel van Mander (1548), and Morris (1923). After him are Elio Di Rupo (1951), Frans Snyders (1579), Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Prince Charles, Count of Flanders (1903), and Adriaen Brouwer (1605).

Among CHEMISTS In Belgium

Among chemists born in Belgium, Yves Chauvin ranks 3Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), and Ernest Solvay (1838). After him are Leo Baekeland (1863), Jean Stas (1813), George Sarton (1884), and Gilbert Stork (1921).