Henri Moissan

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Birthday
28, 1852
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 20, 1907 (54)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1852
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 20, 1907 (54)

About

A French chemist whose work isolating the chemical element fluorine led to the invention of the electric furnace. He received the 1906 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his important work.

Before Fame

He decided to study chemistry after saving someone who was intoxicated with arsenic.

Trivia

He was one of the original members of the International Atomic Weights Committee, a group entrusted with periodic critical evaluation of atomic weights of elements and other cognate data.

Family Life

His family were Sephardic Jews who originated in Toulouse.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1906, five years before Madame Curie did.