Herbert C. Brown’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 22, 1912

Death Date

Dec 19, 2004

Age of Death

92 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Lafayette, Indiana, United States



The chemist Herbert C. Brown died at the age of 92. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A chemist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work with organoboranes. He also discovered a method for producing sodium borohydride.

He earned a B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1936.

He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1969.

He had one child with Sarah Baylen, who he married in 1937.

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry four years after Vladimir Prelog did.