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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 89,264 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Yves Chauvin is the 102nd most popular chemist (up from 104th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 94th 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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Among chemists, Yves Chauvin ranks 102 out of 509Before him are Manfred Eigen, Norman Haworth, Vladimir Prelog, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Stanley B. Prusiner, and Gerhard Ertl. After him are Willard Libby, James B. Sumner, John Newlands, Henry Hallett Dale, Robert Robinson, and Carl Ferdinand Cori.

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Among people born in 1930, Yves Chauvin ranks 47Before him are Leon Cooper, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Tippi Hedren, Lorin Maazel, Ali al-Sistani, and Carlos Kleiber. After him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Adunis, Moustapha Akkad, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Reinhard Selten. Among people deceased in 2015, Yves Chauvin ranks 34Before him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Douglass North, Tariq Aziz, Manoel de Oliveira, Wes Craven, and Oliver Sacks. After him are James Last, Charles H. Townes, Yevgeny Primakov, Günter Schabowski, Udo Lattek, and Irwin Rose.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Yves Chauvin ranks 86 out of 1,019Before him are Albert Claude (1899), Corneille Heymans (1892), Matilda of Flanders (1031), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), and Marie José of Belgium (1906). After him are Jacques Piccard (1922), Paul-Henri Spaak (1899), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), and Justus Lipsius (1547).

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), George Sarton (1884), Jean Stas (1813), and Gilbert Stork (1921).