Achard, Franz Karl

Born: Apr 28, 1753 AD
Died: 1821 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Biologists, Chemists, Physicists

1753 - Born on the 28th of April in Berlin, Germany.

1776 - He was elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin.

1782 - He became the director of the physical classes of the academy.

1789 - He planted various sugar-bearing plants on his manor in Caulsdorf near Berlin.

1794 - He built an optical telegraph between Spandau and Bellevue.

1801 - He opened the first sugar beet refinery in Wohlau-Cunern, Silesia, Prussia, with
           the support of King Friedrich Wilhelm III.

1802 - His refinery processed 400 tons of beets with a degree of efficiency of 4%.

1815 - His refineries were declared bankrupt due to the economical incapacity of Achard.

1821 - He died on the 20th of April in Wohlau.

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