Razi Zakariyah and Abu Musa Jbir ibn Hayyn al azdi are considered by some to be the father of chemistry, but are generally considered to be the father of early chemistry. Some differentiation is necessary as we look closely at this marvelous science. Jbir ibn Hayyn may have been an Arab or Persian, and was born in about 721 in Tours, Iran, and died in about 815 in Kufa, Iraq. His expertise ran across a number of disciplines, and it is his practical work in alchemy that suggested to some that he is deserving of the title as the father of chemistry. Anyone familiar with the history of chemistry will know this remarkable man, but when the broad subject of chemistry is considered, we must come forward in history to find the father of what we consider chemistry today.
As regards modern chemistry, Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier heads a list of those most deserving of the title of "father of modern chemistry" and there are three other greats with him. Included on that list are Robert Boyle,