Jean Marie Lehn

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Birthday
30, 1939
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
France

About

French chemist and innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his work involving the synthesizing of cryptands. He worked for many years in the Chemistry Department of the University of Strasbourg.

Before Fame

He learned to play the organ as a child.

Trivia

He has been made both a Knight of the Order of National Merit and a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

Family Life

He had two sons with his wife Sylvie Lederer, who he married in 1965.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize two years before Thomas Cech did.