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The scientist's name is followed by their birth and death dates. Alternate names and spellings are listed.
Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856)
Georg Brandt (1694-1768)
Stephanie Kwolek (1923-2014)
Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794)
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
Also known as: Rutherford of Nelson; Baron Ernest Rutherford
Norbert Rillieux (1806-1894)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848)
Robert Bunsen (1811-1899)
Also known as: Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
Martin Klaproth (1743-1817)
Also known as: M.H. Klaproth; Martin Heinrich Klaproth
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907)
Also known as: Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Dmitrii Ivanovich Medeleev
Glenn Seaborg (1912-1999)
Also known as: Glenn Theodore Seaborg; Glenn T. Seaborg
Lloyd Augustus Hall (1894-1971)
Also known as: Lloyd A. Hall
Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Also known as: Niels Henrik David Bohr
John Dalton (1766-1844)
Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956)
Also known as: Irene Curie
Henry Moseley (1887-1915)
Also known as: Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley
J.J. Thomson (1856-1940)
Also known as: Sir Joseph John Thomson
St. Elmo Brady (1884-1966)
Also known as: Elmo Brady
Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
Also known as: Roger Boyle
Democritus (460-370 BC)
Also known as: Democritus of Abdera
Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903)
Also known as: J. Willard Gibbs
Alfred Nobel (1833-1896)
Also known as: Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Also known as: Marie Sklodowska Curie; Maria Sklodowska-Curie; Madame Curie; Marja Sklodowska; Maria Sklodowska
Marie Maynard Daly (1921-2003)
Also known as: Marie M. Daly; Marie Daly
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Also known as: Michael T. Faraday
Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958)
Also known as: Rosalind Elsie Franklin
William Ramsay (1852-1916)
Also known as: Sir William Ramsay
Percy Julian (1899-1975)
Also known as: Percy L. Julian; Percy Lavon Julian
Severo Ochoa (1905-1993)
Also known as: Severo Ochoa de Albornoz
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The following issues can trip you up when searching for biographical information in library databases or online.
Different Person, Same Name
Always check the birth and death dates, middle name, career field, and credentials of the person you are researching. If the person you've found is an artist and has nothing to do with chemistry or science, then you probably have the wrong person.
Look for Jr., Sr., or III - Sometimes a person's father or son is also well-known. Again, make sure the article is about the exact person you are researching.
Alternate Names and Spelling
J. J. Thomson is also known as Sir Joseph John Thomson.
Willard Gibbs is also known as Josiah Willard Gibbs and J. Willard Gibbs (and there is more than one!).
Women may be listed under their maiden name as well as their married name.
Try searching for all known forms of a person's name.
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You do not need to include umlauts (ä, ö, ü). Instead of Jöns, type Jons.
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