Georges Urbain

Georges Urbain
Born (1872-04-12)April 12, 1872
Paris, France
Died November 5, 1938(1938-11-05) (aged 66)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Known for

discovery of Lutetium

claimed discovery of Celtium

Georges Urbain (12 April 1872 – 5 November 1938 in Paris) French chemist, professor of Sorbonne. He studied at the elite École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI ParisTech).[1] He discovered the element lutetium (number 71) in 1907.


  1. ESPCI ParisTech Alumni 1893

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