Chemist Events in History

1999 Death - "Glen Seaborg, Ph.D", chemist, won a Nobel for discovering plutonium and other elements, dies at 86

1996 Death - Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75

1996 Death - Richard Maling Barrer, chemist, dies at 86

1996 Death - Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99

1996 Death - Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91

1996 Death - Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88

1995 Death - Manfred Donike, chemist Drug Test pioneer, dies at 61

1994 Death - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78

1991 Death - Edwin M McMillan, U.S., chemist (neptunium, plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies

1987 Death - Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67

1982 Death - Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies

1981 Death - Harold C Urey, U.S. chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87

1976 Death - Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84

1972 Death - Kornelis Posthumus, chemist, dies at 70

1971 Death - Donald Dexter Van Slyke, U.S. chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88

1970 Death - Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77

1968 Death - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89

1967 Death - Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies

1965 Death - Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66

1962 Death - Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84

1958 Death - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph-stipulation), dies at 79

1958 Death - Friedrich Adolf Paneth, Austrian/British chemist, dies at 71

1958 Death - Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), dies

1957 Death - Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80

1957 Death - Mark Aldanov, Mark A Landau, Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

1953 Death - Colin G Fink, U.S. chemist (electro-chemistry), dies

1952 Death - Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/U.S. chemist, dies at 85

1949 Death - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies

1949 Death - Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64

1947 Death - Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67

1944 Death - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80

1942 Birthday - Dick K J Tommel, chemist, Dutch Assistant Secretary of State, 1994-

1941 Death - Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77

1940 Death - Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65

1939 Death - Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (harden van olien), dies

1935 Birthday - Robin Clark, chemist, FRS

1934 Death - "Madame" Marie Curie-Sklodovska, Polish/French chemist, dies

1934 Birthday - Ad G J Lansink, chemist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member, CDA

1934 Death - Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65

1933 Birthday - Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer

1932 Death - Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies

1931 Death - Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83

1929 Death - Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64

1929 Birthday - John Polanyi, Berlin, Canadian chemist, Nobel 1986

1928 Birthday - James D. Watson, chemist, co-discovered structure of DNA

1928 Death - Theodore Richards, U.S. chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies

1927 Death - Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies

1927 Birthday - Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist, Nobel 1967

1925 Birthday - James Saunders, English chemist/playwright, Ark

1923 Death - Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies

1921 Birthday - Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist

1919 Death - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies

1919 Birthday - Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer, Survival in Aushchwitz

1919 Death - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86

1918 Birthday - Ernst Fischer, German chemist, Nobel 1973

1918 Birthday - Derek Barton, British chemist, Nobel 1969

1917 Death - JFW Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), dies

1917 Death - James Mason Crafts, U.S. chemist, dies at 78

1917 Birthday - Robert Burns Woodward, organic chemist, Nobel 1965

1916 Death - William Ramsey, chemist, dies

1916 Birthday - Christian B. Anfinsen, U.S. chemist, cell physiology, Nobel 1972

1915 Birthday - Henry Taube, chemist, Nobel 1983

1914 Death - Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies

1914 Birthday - Edward George Edwards, chemist

1912 Birthday - Glen T. Seaborg, U.S. chemist, AEC, plutonium, Nobel 1951

1911 Birthday - Melvin Calvin, U.S. chemist, photosynthesis, Nobel 1961

1911 Death - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80

1911 Death - Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58

1910 Birthday - Richard Maling Barrer, chemist

1910 Birthday - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist, penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964

1910 Death - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85

1910 Birthday - Robert H. G. Havemann, German chemist

1909 Death - Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83

1908 Birthday - Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist, penicillin, Nobel 1945

1907 Birthday - Alexander Robertus, organic chemist

1907 Birthday - Maurice Stacey, chemist

1907 Death - [Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan, chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54

1907 Death - Hendrik W. Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52

1907 Death - Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72

1907 Birthday - Derek Richter, British neuro chemist, Aspects of learning and memory

1906 Birthday - Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer

1906 Death - Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

1904 Birthday - Julian Hill, research chemist

1902 Death - Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75

1902 Birthday - Kurt Alder, German chemist, Nobel 1950

1902 Birthday - Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist

1902 Death - John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85

1901 Death - Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70

1901 Birthday - Linus Pauling, chemist/peace worker, Nobel 1954, 1962

1901 Birthday - Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist

1899 Birthday - Percy L. Julian, chemist, drugs for treatment of arthritis

1899 Birthday - James B. Connant, chemist/college president, Yale

1899 Birthday - Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist, DDT-Nobel 1948

1898 Birthday - William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist, textiles

1897 Birthday - Ronald G. W. Norrish, British chemist, Nobel 1967

1897 Birthday - Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist, Nobel 1950

1896 Birthday - Robert Mulliken, U.S., chemist/physicist, Nobel 1966

1894 Birthday - Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist, Massenanalyse

1893 Birthday - Christopher K Ingold, English chemist

1892 Death - Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60

1892 Death - Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74

1891 Birthday - Fritz Feigl, Austria, chemist, spot tests

1891 Birthday - Michael Polany, Hungarian and English,chemist, economist and sociologist

1890 Birthday - Robert Ley, German chemist/MP, NSDAP

1889 Death - Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies

1888 Death - Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45

1887 Birthday - Friedrich A. Paneth, Austrian/British chemist

1886 Birthday - Mark Aldanov, Landau, Russian/French chemist/writer

1886 Birthday - Mark Aldanov, Landau, Russian/French chemist, Myslitel,

1886 Event - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke

1886 Birthday - Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone, Nobel 1950

1885 Death - Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1885 Death - Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73

1884 Birthday - Friedrich C R Bergius, German chemist, benzine from brown coal, Nobel

1884 Birthday - Theodor Svedberg, Sweden, chemist, worked with colloids, Nobel 1926

1884 Birthday - Peter Debye, Holland, physical chemist, Nobel 1936

1883 Birthday - Donald Dexter Van Slyke, U.S. chemist, Micromanometric analysis

1881 Birthday - Colin G Fink, U.S. chemist, electro chemistry

1881 Birthday - Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher, Nobel '53

1880 Birthday - Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology, sexual hormones

1879 Birthday - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist, ph tests

1879 Birthday - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist, Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium

1879 Birthday - Johannes Bronsted, Danish physical chemist, acid-base reactions

1878 Death - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1877 Birthday - Heinrich Wieland, German chemist, bile acids-Nobel 1927

1874 Birthday - Karl Bosch, German chemist, BASF, Nobel 1931

1874 Birthday - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist, Actinium

1873 Death - Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69

1870 Birthday - Wilhelm Normann, German chemist, hardening of oils

1869 Birthday - Ernst J. Cohen, Dutch chemist

1868 Death - Christian Schonbein, German chemist, dies at about 69

1868 Birthday - Theodore William Richards, chemist, atomic weights, Nobel-1914

1867 Birthday - Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1866 Birthday - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist, Nobel 1913

1865 Birthday - Richard Zsigmondy, born in Germany, chemist, Nobel-1925

1864 Birthday - Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist, Nobel 1920

1863 Birthday - Arthur D Little, U.S., chemist, patented rayon

1863 Birthday - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/U.S. chemist, bakelite

1861 Birthday - Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist

1860 Birthday - Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist, thermodynamics

1859 Birthday - Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist, Nobel 1903

1854 Birthday - Hendrik W. Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist, Heterogenen Gleichgewichte

1853 Birthday - Wilhelm Ostwald, Germany, physical chemist, Nobel 1909

1853 Death - Auguste Laurent, chemist, dies

1852 Birthday - William Ramsay, chemist

1852 Birthday - [Ferdinand-Frederic-]Henri Moissan, Paris, France, chemist, Nobel 1906

1852 Birthday - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Netherlands, physical chemist, Nobel 1901

1852 Death - Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92

1850 Death - Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies

1850 Death - William Prout, physician/chemist, dies

1848 Death - Freiherr Jons J Berzelius, Swedish chemist (atomic weight), dies at 68

1847 Birthday - Otto Wallach, Germany, chemist, Nobel 1910

1845 Death - Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77

1844 Death - John Dalton, English physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77

1842 Birthday - Ellen Henrietta Richards, U.S., chemist, American Home Economics Association - 1st President

1842 Birthday - Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, Le Hareng Saur

1842 Birthday - James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist, Dewarfles/cordiet

1841 Death - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53

1839 Birthday - James Mason Crafts, U.S. chemist, Friedel-Crafts-synthesis

1839 Birthday - Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist

1837 Death - Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87

1835 Birthday - J. F. W. Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist, Nobel 1905

1834 Birthday - Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist, Periodic Table

1834 Birthday - Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist, discovered periodic table of the elements

1832 Death - Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies

1832 Birthday - William Crookes, English chemist/physicist, Crookes-pipe, thallium

1831 Birthday - Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist

1830 Birthday - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist

1830 Birthday - Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist, law of Raoult

1827 Birthday - Frederick A. Able, English chemist/inventor, cordiet

1827 Event - English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches

1826 Birthday - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, Reaction of Cannizzaro

1825 Birthday - Richard ACE Erlenmeyer, German chemist, Erlenemyer kolf

1821 Death - Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1817 Birthday - Hermann Kopp, German chemist, Jahresbericht of Chemistry

1817 Birthday - John Glover, English chemist, sulfuric acid

1817 Birthday - Martin H Klaproth, Germany, chemist

1817 Death - Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73

1813 Birthday - Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist, ozone

1812 Birthday - Hermann von Fehling, German chemist, Fehling's reagens

1811 Birthday - Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, Germany, chemist, Bunsen Burner

1810 Birthday - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist

1810 Death - Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies

1804 Death - Joseph Priestley, English / U.S0 theologist, philosopher. and chemist, dies at 70

1803 Birthday - Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, agricultural chemics

1802 Birthday - Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist

1799 Death - Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

1795 Birthday - Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist, Chinoline

1794 Death - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined

1786 Death - Carl W.Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43

1785 Birthday - Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch physician and chemist, electric car 1835

1779 Birthday - Freiherr Jons J Berzelius, Swedish chemist, atomic weight

1778 Birthday - Hunphry Davy, English chemist, discovered some elements

1777 Birthday - Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist, View of Chemical Law

1771 Birthday - E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist, Du Pont

1763 Birthday - Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist, discovered chromium, beryllium

1760 Birthday - Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist, discovered yttrium

1750 Birthday - Martinus van Marum, Dutch chemist/physicist, Homo Diluvii Testus

1743 Birthday - Martin H Klaproth, German chemist, uranium

1742 Birthday - Carl W. Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, lemon acid

1731 Birthday - Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist, discovered hydrogen

1728 Birthday - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1682 Death - Rupert, prince of Palts/Admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62

1633 Death - Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (submarine), dies

1627 Birthday - Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author, experiments with color

1619 Birthday - Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician

1580 Birthday - Jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, found boiling pt temp