Melsens, Louis

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Melsens, Louis Gender: M
Louis Henri Frédéric Melsens
born on 11 July 1814 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Leuven, Belgium, 50n53, 4e42
Timezone LMT m4e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°10' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°18 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°38'


Belgian physicist and chemist who became professor of chemistry in the Veterinary School in Kureghem in 1846. Melsens applied the principle of the Faraday cage to lightning conductors and invented iodine tincture for disinfection.

He died in Brussels in 1886.

The Louis Melsens Prize is awarded to a Belgian or naturalised Belgian author of the most remarkable work on applied chemistry or physics. The Melsensstraat or Rue Melsens in Brussels is named after him.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1886

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics