Antoine Lavoisier

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Birthday
26, 1743
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 8, 1794 (50)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1743
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 8, 1794 (50)

About

'Father of Modern Chemistry' who helped construct the metric system and discovered the role oxygen plays in combustion. He was guillotined by the French Revolution in 1794 for being a tax gatherer.

Before Fame

He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences when he was 25.

Trivia

He was the first to discover and name the elements, sulfur, oxygen, and hydrogen, which are now seen on the periodic table.

Family Life

He married Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze in 1771.

Associated With

He was friends with Benjamin Franklin.