Modern chemistry wouldn’t have been as it is today had it not been for the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry. The nobleman from France executed a strong influence on chemistry and was responsible for the chemical revolution of the 18th century. But that isn’t all while talking of French chemists. Remember Marie Curie and her pioneering research work on radioactivity? She too was a French chemist. Who can forget Joseph Louis Gay Lussac who let the world know that water was made up of two parts of hydrogen and one part of oxygen! He also gave the world the two laws related to gases and did revolutionary work on alcohol-water mixtures. Had it not been for French chemist Louis Pasteur, vaccinations, microbial fermentation and pasteurization would have been unheard of concepts. Other prominent French chemists include Auguste Laurent who helped in founding organic chemistry, Nobel laureate Pierre Curie and his work on crystallography, magnetism and radioactivity, Henry Louis Chatelier and his Le Chatelier principle and so on. French chemists have contributed greatly to the field of chemistry through their ground-breaking discoveries and research wok. Browse through this segment and know more about famous French Chemists.
Marie CurieMarie Curie
07 November 1867
First woman to win a Nobel Prize
Louis PasteurLouis Pasteur
27 December 1822
Chemist and Microbiologist

Antoine LavoisierAntoine Lavoisier
26 August 1743
Chemist

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897
Chemist

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

François Auguste Victor GrignardVictor Grignard
06 May 1871
Chemist
Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
28 September 1852
Chemist

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn
30 September 1939
Chemist

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier
05 November 1854
Chemist
Eleuthere Irenee du PontÉleuthère Irénée du Pont
24 June 1771
Chemist

Jacques CharlesJacques Charles
12 November 1746
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor, Balloonist,
Paul LangevinPaul Langevin
23 January 1872
Physicist, Professor, Chemist, Philosopher of

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

Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786
Chemist

Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot
25 October 1827
Chemist

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754
Chemist
Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor

Jean-Pierre SauvageJean-Pierre Sauvage
21 October 1944
Chemist

Charles FriedelCharles Friedel
12 March 1832
Chemist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735
Mathematician
Alexandre BrongniartAlexandre Brongniart
05 February 1770
Chemist

Nicolas LeblancNicolas Leblanc
06 December 1742
Chemist
Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin
10 October 1930
French chemist

Louis Nicolas VauquelinLouis Nicolas Vauquelin
16 May 1763
Pharmacist

Bernard CourtoisBernard Courtois
08 February 1777
Chemist
Anselme PayenAnselme Payen
06 January 1795
Chemist

Louis-Sébastien LenormandLouis-Sébastien Lenormand
25 May 1757
Chemist
François-Marie RaoultFrançois-Marie Raoult
10 May 1830
Chemist

Paul-Émile Lecoq de BoisbaudranPaul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran
18 April 1838
Chemist

Antoine Jérôme BalardAntoine Jérôme Balard
30 September 1802
Chemist
Jean-Baptiste BoussingaultJean-Baptiste Boussingault
02 February 1801
Chemist

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Jean-Baptiste BoussingaultJean-Baptiste Boussingault
01 February 1801
Chemist
Pierre Louis DulongPierre Louis Dulong
12 February 1785
Physicist

Émile MeyersonÉmile Meyerson
12 February 1859
Epistemologist

Louis-Bernard Guyton de MorveauLouis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau
04 January 1737
Chemist

Auguste LaurentAuguste Laurent
14 November 1807
Chemist
Charles-Adolphe WurtzCharles-Adolphe Wurtz
26 November 1817
Chemist
Joseph Achille Le BelJoseph Achille Le Bel
21 January 1847
Chemist

Paul Marie Eugène VieillePaul Marie Eugène Vieille
02 September 1854
Chemist

Edmond FrémyEdmond Frémy
28 February 1814
Chemist

Étienne François GeoffroyÉtienne François Geoffroy
13 February 1672
Physician
Henri Louis Le ChatelierHenri Louis Le Chatelier
08 October 1850
Chemist

Charles Julien BrianchonCharles Julien Brianchon
19 December 1783
Mathematician

Claude-Louis BertholletClaude-Louis Berthollet
09 December 1748
Chemist

Pierre-Joseph PelletierPierre-Joseph Pelletier
22 March 1788
Chemist

Henri-Victor RegnaultHenri-Victor Regnault
21 July 1810
Chemist
Louis-Jacques ThenardLouis-Jacques Thenard
04 May 1777
Chemist

Paul HeroultPaul Heroult
10 April 1863
Scientist