Hemptinne, Alexandre de

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Hemptinne, Alexandre de Gender: M
Alexandre Paul de Hemptinne
born on 17 April 1866 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Ghent, Belgium, 51n03, 3e43
Timezone LMT m3e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 26°47' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°24 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 07°10'


Belgian physicist and chemist who examined the effect of a magnetic field on a gas discharge, chemical reactions and phosphorescence, the influence of pressure on propagation of a gas explosion, and the discharge of critical pressure.

In 1902 he published Sur la synthèse de l'ammoniaque par l'électricité. In 1919 he published La Loi de Faraday et l'action de l'effluve électrique sur les gaz.

The chemical company Elektrion in Wondelgem was a spin-off of his Ghent laboratory.

He died in Ghent on 17 December 1955, aged 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)