Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Chemists, including Michael Faraday, Antoine Lavoisier, Hans Christian Ørsted, Humphry Davy and Joseph Priestley.
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
22 September 1791, British
Physicist & Chemist
Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier
26 August 1743, French
Chemist

Humphry DavyHumphry Davy
17 December 1778, British
Inventor of Davy Lamp

Joseph PriestleyJoseph Priestley
24 March 1733, British
Discoverer of Oxygen

Henry CavendishHenry Cavendish
10 October 1731, British
Chemist

Hans Christian ØrstedHans Christian Ørsted
14 August 1777, Danish
Physicist
Amedeo AvogadroAmedeo Avogadro
09 August 1776, Italian
Chemist and Physicist

Joseph Louis Gay-LussacJoseph Louis Gay-Lussac
06 December 1778, French
Chemist and Physicist

William Christopher ZeiseWilliam Christopher Zeise
15 October 1789, Danish
Organic Chemist
John HerschelJohn Herschel
07 March 1792, British
Polymath

Carl Wilhelm ScheeleCarl Wilhelm Scheele
09 December 1742, German, Swedish
chemist, pharmacist
Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
20 August 1779, Swedish
Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728, French, British, Scottish
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787, German
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746, French
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,

Johann Wolfgang DöbereinerJohann Wolfgang Döbereiner
13 December 1780, German
Chemist
Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786, French
Chemist

Hennig BrandHennig Brand
1630 AD, German
Merchant

Charles MacintoshCharles Macintosh
29 December 1766
Chemist, Inventor

William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710, British, Scottish
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University
William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766, British
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754, French
Chemist
Martin Heinrich KlaprothMartin Heinrich Klaproth
01 December 1743, German
Chemist, Pharmacist, University teacher

Daniel RutherfordDaniel Rutherford
03 November 1749, Scottish
botanist, chemist

William WitheringWilliam Withering
17 March 1741, British
Botanist
Georg Ernst StahlGeorg Ernst Stahl
22 October 1659, German
Chemist

Rudolf Erich RaspeRudolf Erich Raspe
29 February 1736, German
Librarian
Friedlieb Ferdinand RungeFriedlieb Ferdinand Runge
08 February 1794, German
Chemist

Christian Friedrich SchönbeinChristian Friedrich Schönbein
18 October 1799, Swiss, German
Chemist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735, French
Mathematician
William ProutWilliam Prout
15 January 1785, British
Chemist

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Andreas Sigismund MarggrafAndreas Sigismund Marggraf
03 March 1709, German
Chemist
Anselme PayenAnselme Payen
06 January 1795, French
Chemist

John Frederic DaniellJohn Frederic Daniell
12 March 1790, British
Chemist

Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763, French
Pharmacist

Alexander John ForsythAlexander John Forsyth
28 December 1768, British
Inventor
Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757, French
Chemist
Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742, French
Chemist

Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
05 February 1770, French
Chemist

Goldsworthy GurneyGoldsworthy Gurney
14 February 1793, British
Surgeon

Bernard CourtoisBernard Courtois
08 February 1777, French
Chemist
Edward BancroftEdward Bancroft
20 January 1745, British, American
Physician

Georg BrandtGeorg Brandt
26 June 1694, Swedish
Chemist

John RoebuckJohn Roebuck
1718 AD, British
Inventor

Jean de NoaillesJean de Noailles
26 October 1739, French
General and Chemist

Axel Fredrik CronstedtAxel Fredrik Cronstedt
23 December 1722, Swedish
Mineralogist and chemist
Fausto ElhuyarFausto Elhuyar
11 October 1755, Spanish
Chemist

John TorreyJohn Torrey
15 August 1796, American
Botanist
Pierre Louis DulongPierre Louis Dulong
12 February 1785, French
Physicist

Carl Gustaf MosanderCarl Gustaf Mosander
10 September 1797, Swedish
Chemist

William Draper HarkinsWilliam Draper Harkins
28 December 1873, American
Chemist
Richard KirwanRichard Kirwan
01 August 1733, Irish
Geologist

Charles HatchettCharles Hatchett
02 January 1765, British
Chemist
Louis-Bernard Guyton de MorveauLouis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
04 January 1737, French
Chemist

William HenryWilliam Henry
12 December 1774, British
Chemist

William CookworthyWilliam Cookworthy
12 April 1705, British
Pharmacist

Thomas Stewart TraillThomas Stewart Traill
29 October 1781, Scottish
Physician

Johan Gottlieb GahnJohan Gottlieb Gahn
19 August 1745, Swedish
Chemist
Johann von Löwenstern-KunckelJohann von Löwenstern-Kunckel
1630 AD, German
Chemist

Peter Jacob HjelmPeter Jacob Hjelm
02 October 1746, Swedish
Chemist

Nicolas-Théodore de SaussureNicolas-Théodore de Saussure
14 October 1767, Swiss
Chemist

Étienne François GeoffroyÉtienne François Geoffroy
13 February 1672, French
Physician
Domenico GuglielminiDomenico Guglielmini
27 September 1655, Italian
Mathematician

Vincenzo DandoloVincenzo Dandolo
22 October 1758, Italian
Chemist
Charles Julien BrianchonCharles Julien Brianchon
19 December 1783, French
Mathematician

William NicholsonWilliam Nicholson
13 December 1753, British
Chemist and inventor

Torbern Olof BergmanTorbern Olof Bergman
20 March 1735, Swedish
Chemist and naturalist
Claude-Louis BertholletClaude-Louis Berthollet
09 December 1748, French
Chemist

Pierre-Joseph PelletierPierre-Joseph Pelletier
22 March 1788, French
Chemist
Anders Gustav EkebergAnders Gustav Ekeberg
16 January 1767, Swedish
Chemist

Louis-Jacques ThenardLouis-Jacques Thenard
04 May 1777, French
Chemist