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.
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