French chemist and the discoverer of bromine.
1802 – Born on the 30th of September, in Montpellier, France.
1826 – Discovered in seawater a substance, which he recognized as a previously unknown element and named bromine.
– Published papers on the decomposition of ammonium oxalate, with formation of oxamic acid, on amyl alcohol, and on the cyanides.
1851 – Appointed professor of chemistry at the College de France. He helped Louis Pasteur devise the experiment that would prove spontaneous generation to be false.
1876 – He died in Paris on the 30th of April.