List of scientists whose names are used in chemical element names

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

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Name of the scientist Birth and death dates Nationality Name of the element Symbol Atomic no.
Johann Gadolin 1760–1852 Finnish Gadolinium Gd 64
Marie Skłodowska-Curie
Pierre Curie
1867–1934
1859–1906
Polish-French
French
Curium Cm 96
Albert Einstein 1879–1955 German-American Einsteinium Es 99
Enrico Fermi 1901–1954 Italian-American Fermium Fm 100
Dmitri Mendeleev 1834–1907 Russian Mendelevium Md 101
Alfred Nobel 1833–1896 Swedish Nobelium No 102
Ernest Lawrence 1901–1958 American Lawrencium Lr 103
Ernest Rutherford 1871–1937 New Zealander-English Rutherfordium Rf 104
Glenn T. Seaborg 1912–1999 American Seaborgium Sg 106
Niels Bohr 1885–1962 Danish Bohrium Bh 107
Lise Meitner 1878–1968 Austrian-Swedish Meitnerium Mt 109
Wilhelm Röntgen 1845–1923 German Roentgenium Rg 111
Nicolaus Copernicus 1473–1543 Polish-German Copernicium Cn 112
Georgy Flyorov 1913–1990 Soviet Flerovium Fl 114

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