Antoine Lavoisier

1743 - 1794

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Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (French: [ɑ̃twan lɔʁɑ̃ də lavwazje] UK: lav-WUZ-ee-ay, US: lə-VWAH-zee-ay,; 26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794), also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution, was a French nobleman and chemist who was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and who had a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. It is generally accepted that Lavoisier's great accomplishments in chemistry stem largely from his changing the science from a qualitative to a quantitative one. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine Lavoisier has received more than 2,673,417 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Antoine Lavoisier is the 4th most popular chemist, the 30th most popular biography from France (down from 29th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Chemist.

Antoine Lavoisier is most famous for his work in chemistry. He discovered that water is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. He also discovered the law of conservation of mass, which states that matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed.

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Among chemists, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 4 out of 510Before him are Louis Pasteur, Alfred Nobel, and Dmitri Mendeleev. After him are John Dalton, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1743, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 2Before him is Thomas Jefferson. After him are Jean-Paul Marat, Madame du Barry, Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Among people deceased in 1794, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 1After him are Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Marquis de Condorcet, Cesare Beccaria, Edward Gibbon, Camille Desmoulins, Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, André Chénier, and Georges Couthon.

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In France

Among people born in France, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 30 out of 5,234Before him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Henri Matisse (1869), Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), and Henry IV of France (1553). After him are Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Émile Durkheim (1858), Marcel Proust (1871), Alain Delon (1935), and Denis Diderot (1713).

Among CHEMISTS In France

Among chemists born in France, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 2Before him are Louis Pasteur (1822). After him are Irène Joliot-Curie (1897), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Joseph Black (1728), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).