Famous Italian Chemists

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Amedeo Avogadro
(Chemist and Physicist)
Amedeo Avogadro
Birthdate: August 9, 1776
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 9, 1856

Son of a reputed senator and lawyer in Italy, Amedeo Avogadro was himself a qualified lawyer. However, he later delved into research as a mathematical physicist and is best remembered for laying down the Avogadro’s law, contributing to the molecular theory of gases. The Avogadro constant is named after him.

Stanislao Cannizzaro
Birthdate: July 13, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: May 10, 1910
Giulio Natta
Giulio Natta
Birthdate: February 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Imperia, Italy
Died: May 2, 1979

Giulio Natta was an Italian chemist whose work on high polymers alongside Karl Ziegler earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963. He is also credited with developing Ziegler-Natta catalyst, which is named after him and Karl Ziegler. During his illustrious career, Giulio Natta won many other prestigious awards, such as the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 1969.

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Giovanni Antonio Scopoli
(Italian Naturalist and Physician)
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli
Birthdate: June 3, 1723
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cavalese, Italy
Died: May 8, 1788

Giovanni Antonio Scopoli was an Italian naturalist and physician. He published a number of taxonomic works, such as Entomologia Carniolica, which described hundreds of new species. Giovanni Antonio Scopoli also served as a professor at the University of Pavia and the Mining Academy in Schemnitz.

Vincenzo Dandolo
Birthdate: October 22, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: December 12, 1819
Francesco Selmi
Birthdate: April 7, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vignola, Italy
Died: August 13, 1881