George Sarton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George Sarton

American historian of science

Date of Birth: 31-Aug-1884

Place of Birth: Ghent, Belgium

Date of Death: 22-Mar-1956

Profession: historian, chemist, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About George Sarton

  • George Alfred Leon Sarton (; 31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956), was a Belgian-born American chemist and historian.
  • He is considered the founder of the discipline of the history of science.
  • He has a significant importance in the history of science and his most influential work was the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages.
  • Sarton ultimately aimed to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as "the new humanism".
  • He gives his name to the George Sarton Medal.

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