Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

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Birthday
12, 1737
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 13, 1813 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1737
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 13, 1813 (76)

About

French chef and potato enthusiast who established a school for bread baking.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry in school and led a smallpox vaccination campaign while serving as Napoleon's Inspector-General of the Health Service in 1805.

Trivia

His name was given to many potato-based recipes, such as the popular hachis Parmentier.

Family Life

He was born in France and served as a military pharmacist during the Seven Years War.

Associated With

His dinner parties featured potato-heavy menus and included guests such as Benjamin Franklin and Antoine Lavoisier.

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