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Caventou, Joseph Bienaime

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1877 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Chemists, Pharmacologist


1795 - Joseph Bienaime Caventou was born in St. Omer, Northern France. French pharmacist and one of the earliest and most successful investigators of alkaloids.

         - He became professor at the Ecole de Pharmacie, Paris.

1818-1820 - In collaboration with Pelletier, he discovered strychnine, brucine and, simultaneously with Meissner, veratrine, quinine and, after Gomes, cinchonine.

         - He introduced the term chlorophyll.

1823 - They discovered nitrogen.

1877 - Joseph Bienaime Caventou died.


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