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de Marignac, Jean Charles Galissard (1817-1894)

de Marignac

de Marignac, Jean Charles Galissar

19th Century

Born: Geneva (Switzerland), 1817 
Died: Geneva (Switzerland), 1894 

Marignac studied in Paris under Dumas and in Giessen at the laboratory of Liebig. In 1841 he became professor at the University of Geneva. He determined atomic weights and worked with rare earths. He his given credit for the discovery of ytterbium and gadolinium.