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Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro

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Born: 1776 AD
Died: 1856 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Chemists

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1776 - Born on the 9th of August in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

1796 - He graduated in ecclesiastical law at the early age of 20 and began to practice.

1809 - Started teaching them at a liceo (high school) in Vercelli (where his family had some properties).

1814 - He published Mémoire sur les masses relatives des molécules des corps simples, ou densités présumées de leur gaz, et sur la constitution de quelques-uns de leur composés, pour servir de suite à l'Essai sur le même sujet, publié dans le Journal de Physique, juillet 1811, about gas densities.

1820 - He became a professor of physics at the University of Turin.

1821 - He was active in the political revolutionary movements against the king of Sardinia.

       - He published another memoria, Nouvelles considérations sur la théorie des proportions déterminées dans les combinaisons, et sur la détermination des masses des molécules des corps and little after Mémoire sur la manière de ramener les composès organiques aux lois ordinaires des proportions déterminées.

1833 - He had been recalled to Turin university, where he taught for another twenty years.

1841 - He completed and published his work in Fisica dei corpi ponderabili, ossia Trattato della costituzione materiale de' corpi, 4 volumes.

1856 - Died on the 9th of July in Italy.



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