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Henri Moissan

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan

Profession: Chemist and Nobel Laureate


Why Famous: Henri Moissan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work in isolating the element "fluorine" from its compounds and for his development of the electric arc furnace, used to prepare new compounds.

Born: September 28, 1852
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Libra

Died: February 20, 1907 (aged 54)
Cause of Death: Appendicitis

Events in the Life of Henri Moissan

  • 1906-12-10 Frenchman Henri Moissan is presented with the Nobel prize for Chemistry for isolating Fluoride