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János Irinyi (May 17, 1817 – December 17, 1895); IPA: [ja:noʃ iriɲi], sometimes also spelled János Irínyi)  was a Hungarian chemist and inventor of the noiseless and non-explosive match. He achieved this by mixing the phosphorus with lead dioxide instead of the potassium chlorate used previously.
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Irinyi also took part in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. 
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