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  • Avogadro, Amadeo, 1776 - 1856
  • Baekeland, Leo, 1863 - 1944
  • Becher, Johann, 1635 - 1682, German chemist who proposed the now debunked phlogiston theory
  • Boyle, Robert, 1627 - 1691, Irish chemist who wrote 'The Sceptical Chymist'
  • Brandt, Georg, 1694 - 1768, Swedish chemist who discovered cobalt
  • Carothers, Wallace, 1896 - 1937
  • Cavendish, Henry, 1731 - 1810
  • Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897 - 1956
  • Davy, Humphry, 1778 - 1829
  • Democritus, 460 - 370 BCE
  • Fittig, Wilhelm Rudolph, 1835 - 1910
  • Franklin, Rosalind, 1920 - 1958 English chemist, whose work led to the discovery of DNA
  • Goodyear, Charles, 1800 - 1860
  • Hahn, Otto, 1879 - 1968, German chemist, who first split uranium
  • Kelvin, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, 1824 – 1907
  • Kroto, Harold, 1939 - , whose team discovered buckministerfullerene in 1985
  • Lavoisier,Antoine, 1743 - 1794, French chemist, often called the Father of Modern Chemistry.
  • Lovelock, James, 1919 -
  • Mark, Herman, 1895 - 1992
  • Meitner, Lise, 1878 - 1968
  • Mendeleev, Dimitri, 1834 - 1907, Russian chemist, inventor of the modern Periodic Table of Elements.
  • Natta, Giulio, 1903 - 1979
  • Parkes, Alexander, 1813 - 1890
  • Pasteur, Louis, 1822 - 1895, French chemist, who invented pasteurisation.
  • Pauling, Linus, 1901 - 1994
  • Perkin, William, 1838 - 1907, English chemist, discoverer of mauveine the first aniline dye.

  • Priestley, Joseph, 1733 - 1804, English chemist and philosopher.
  • Ramsay, William, 1852 - 1916, discoverer of inert gases
  • Röhm, Otto, 1876 - 1939, inventor of plexiglass
  • Simpson, James Young, 1811 - 1870, inventor of the chloroform anaesthetic.

  • Soddy, Frederick, 1877 - 1956, inventor of the term isotope
  • Staudinger, Hermann, 1881 - 1965
  • Wöhler, Friedrich, 1800 – 1882

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