Antoine Lavoisier

1743 - 1794

Antoine Lavoisier

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (UK: lav-WUZ-ee-ay, US: lə-VWAH-zee-ay, French: [ɑ̃twan lɔʁɑ̃ də lavwazje]; 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. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry".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 2,388,189 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Antoine Lavoisier ranks 4 out of 473Before him are Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, and Dmitri Mendeleev. After him are John Dalton, Irène Joliot-Curie, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, 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, Marquis de Condorcet, Alessandro Cagliostro, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Carl Peter Thunberg, 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 29 out of 4,109Before him are Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henri Matisse (1869), Coco Chanel (1883), Napoleon III (1808), Stendhal (1783), and Marcel Proust (1871). After him are Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Alain Delon (1935), Édith Piaf (1915), Émile Zola (1840), and Simone de Beauvoir (1908).

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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), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Joseph Black (1728), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).

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