1728 – Antoine Baumé was born 26th of February in Senlis.
He was apprenticed to the chemist Claude Joseph Geoffroy
1752 – Admitted a member of the École de Pharmacie, where he was appointed professor of chemistry.
1780 – Retired in order to devote himself to applied chemistry.
– Ruined in the Revolution, he was obliged to return to a commercial career.
He is best known as the inventor of the Baumé scale hydrometer.
1772 – He became a member of the Academy of Sciences.
1796 – Associate of the Academy of Sciences.
1804 – Baumé died in Paris on the 15th of October.