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

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

Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
20 August 1779, Swedish
Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Johann Wolfgang DöbereinerJohann Wolfgang Döbereiner
13 December 1780, German
Chemist

Carl Wilhelm ScheeleCarl Wilhelm Scheele
09 December 1742, German, Swedish
chemist, pharmacist
Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728, French, British, Scottish
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher

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

Joseph von FraunhoferJoseph von Fraunhofer
06 March 1787, German
Physicist, Astronomer, Chemist
Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786, French
Chemist

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754, French
Chemist
Daniel RutherfordDaniel Rutherford
03 November 1749, Scottish
botanist, chemist

William Hyde WollastonWilliam Hyde Wollaston
06 August 1766, British
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Metallurgist

Charles MacintoshCharles Macintosh
29 December 1766
Chemist, Inventor
William CullenWilliam Cullen
15 April 1710, British, Scottish
Physician, Chemist, Farmer, Academic, University

Martin Heinrich KlaprothMartin Heinrich Klaproth
01 December 1743, German
Chemist, Pharmacist, University teacher
Friedlieb Ferdinand RungeFriedlieb Ferdinand Runge
08 February 1794, German
Chemist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735, French
Mathematician