1748 – Born on the 9th of December in Talloires, near Annecy, France. French chemist.
– He discovered potassium chlorate.
– Studied first at Chambery and afterwards at Turin, where he graduated in medicine.
1772 – Became the private physician of Philip, duke of Orleans.
1780 – He was admitted into the Academy of Sciences.
1785 – Declared himself an adherent of the Lavoisierian School.
– He showed the value of chlorine for bleaching, and showed ammonia to be a compound of hydrogen and nitrogen.
1791 – Wrote the book ‘lmens de l’art de la teinture’.
1794 – Member of the committee on agriculture and the arts, and technical science.
– He was teacher of chemistry in the polytechnic and normal schools of Paris.
1795 – He took an active part in remodeling the Academy as the Institut National.
1798 – He was one of the bands of scientific men who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt.
1803 – Was the first to note that the completeness of chemical reactions depends in part upon the masses of the reacting substances
– He wrote ‘Essai de statique chimique’.
1814 – He was made a senator and a count by Napoleon, yet voted for his deposition, and on the Bourbon restoration was created a peer.
1822 – Died on the 6th of November in Arcueil, France.