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Janos Irinyi

* 1817 Nagyléta/Kingdom of Hungary
+ 1895 Vértes (Létavértes)/Hungary




János Irinyi was a Hungarian chemist and inventor of the noiseless and non-explosive match
He achieved this by mixing the yellow (also called white) phosphorus with lead dioxide
instead of the potassium chlorate used previously.

2021 J. Giesen