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Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent

Paris, France

Paris, France

Degrees: Lic. juri, College Mazarin, 1764
Career: 1754-1863 externe at the Collège Mazarin (under Lacaille and others); 1761 transfer to the Faculty of Law; 1763 baccalaureate in law; 1764 licentiate in law; 1763 and 1764 accompanied the botanist Bernard de Jussieu on his promenades philosophiques in the Paris region; participation in the course of chemistry by Guillaume François Rouelle at the Jardin du Roi; from 1764 onward at the Academy of Sciences (1764 aspirant, 1768 member,1772 associé chimiste, 1778 pensionnaire); travelling inspector of the Ferme Général, which collected indirect imposts for the government (such as the tax on tobacco and on salt); 1775 commissioner of the Royal Gunpowder Administration and residence in the Paris Arsenal; opening of a laboratory in the Arsenal; 1785-1789 collaboration with Claude Berthollet, Antoine de Fourcroy and Guyton de Morveau; 1789 co-editor of the newly founded Annales de chimie; 1791 Ferme Général abolished and Lavoisier removed from his post in the Gunpowder Administration; 8 May 1794 executed on the guillotine.
Selected works: Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent. 1774. Opuscules physiques et chimiques. Paris Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent. 1789. Traité élémentaire de chimie. Paris Lavoisier und Seguin, A. 1817. Über die Ausdünstung: Aus den Annales de Chimie, Tom. 90, p. 1-28. Deutsches Archiv für die Physiologie 3: 599-608 Lavoisier, Antoine-Laurent, Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau, Claude Berthollet and Antoine de Fourcroy. 1787. Méthode de nomenclature chimique, proposée par MM. de Morveau, Lavoisier, Bertholet (sic) & de Fourcroy. On y a joint un nouveau système de caractères chimiques, adaptés à cette nomenclature, par MM. Hassenfratz & Adet. Paris
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