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

Irène Joliot-CurieIrène Joliot-Curie
12 September 1897

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

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

Jean-Marie LehnJean-Marie Lehn
30 September 1939

Paul SabatierPaul Sabatier
05 November 1854

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

Joseph BlackJoseph Black
16 April 1728
Chemist, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher
Michel Eugène ChevreulMichel Eugène Chevreul
31 August 1786

Joseph ProustJoseph Proust
26 September 1754

Jean-Pierre SauvageJean-Pierre Sauvage
21 October 1944
Marcellin BerthelotMarcellin Berthelot
25 October 1827

Georges ClaudeGeorges Claude
24 September 1870
Chemist, Physicist, Engineer, Inventor
Yves ChauvinYves Chauvin
10 October 1930
French chemist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
28 February 1735

Henri Louis Le ChatelierHenri Louis Le Chatelier
08 October 1850
French chemist
Eleuthere Irenee du PontÉleuthère Irénée du Pont
24 June 1771