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Baume, Antoine

Born: 1728 AD
Died: 1804 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Chemists

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.