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.