Famous Danish Chemists

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 1 Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 14, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing
Died: March 9, 1851

Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish chemist and physicist. He was the first person to discover that electric currents can be used to create magnetic fields. His discovery was the first relationship found between magnetism and electricity. Oersted, the unit of the auxiliary magnetic field H, is named in his honor.

 2 Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted

Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Varde, Denmark
Died: December 17, 1947
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 3 Jens C Skou

Jens C Skou
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Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Birthdate: October 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lemvig, Denmark

Jens C. Skou was a Danish biochemist best known for his work in the field of animal cells. Along with Paul D. Boyer and John E. Walker, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1997. He had a brilliant academic career and remained active well into his 90s. He died at the age of 99. 

 4 Ejnar Hertzsprung

Ejnar Hertzsprung
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: October 8, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: October 21, 1967

 5 William Christopher Zeise

William Christopher Zeise
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Famous As: Organic Chemist
Birthdate: October 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Slagelse, Denmark
Died: November 12, 1847

 6 Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen

Hans Peter Jørgen Julius Thomsen
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 16, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: February 13, 1909