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List of scientists whose names are used in chemical element names

Fifteen of the chemical elements are named after scientists. Below is the list of those scientists whose names are used in element nomenclature.[1] Samarium and Gadolinium, the first two elements in the list, are naturally occurring element. The rest are synthetic elements.


Name of the scientist Birth and death dates Element's Discovery Date Nationality Name of the element Symbol Atomic no.
Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets 1803–1870 1879 Russian Samarium Sm 62
Johan Gadolin 1760–1852 1886 Finnish Gadolinium Gd 64
Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Pierre Curie
1944 Polish-French
Curium Cm 96
Albert Einstein 1879–1955 1952 German-American Einsteinium Es 99
Enrico Fermi 1901–1954 1952 Italian-American Fermium Fm 100
Dmitri Mendeleev 1834–1907 1955 Russian Mendelevium Md 101
Alfred Nobel 1833–1896 1957 Swedish Nobelium No 102
Ernest Lawrence 1901–1958 1957 American Lawrencium Lr 103
Ernest Rutherford 1871–1937 1964 New Zealand-British Rutherfordium Rf 104
Glenn T. Seaborg 1912–1999 1974 American Seaborgium Sg 106
Niels Bohr 1885–1962 1981 Danish Bohrium Bh 107
Lise Meitner 1878–1968 1982 Austrian-Swedish Meitnerium Mt 109
Wilhelm Röntgen 1845–1923 1994 German Roentgenium Rg 111
Nicolaus Copernicus 1473–1543 1996 Polish-German Copernicium Cn 112
Georgy Flyorov 1913–1990 1998 Soviet Flerovium Fl 114

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