Baume, Antoine

Born: Feb 26, 1728 AD
Died: 1804 AD, at 76 years of age.

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.




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