French Chemist and called the "father of modern chemistry".
1743- Born 26th of August.
1754-1761 - Attended the College Mazarin studying chemistry, botany, astronomy, and mathematics.
1764 - His first chemical publication appeared.
1767 - Worked on a geological survey of Alsace-Lorraine.
- Elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences, France's most elite scientific society.
1768 - Worked for an essay on street lighting and in recognition for his earlier research.
1769 - He worked on the first geological map of France.
- Attempted to introduce reforms in the French monetary and taxation system.
1771 - Married the 13-year-old Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, the daughter of a co-owner of the Ferme.
1775 - Lavoisier served in the Royal Gunpowder Administration.
Lavoisier's most important experiments examined the nature of combustion, or burning.
1783 - Discovered that the flammable air of Henry Cavendish which he termed hydrogen (Greek for "water-
former"), combined with oxygen to produce a dew, as Joseph Priestley had reported, which appeared to be
1789 - Wrote "Traite elementaire de chimie".
1794 - Lavoisier was branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists.
- Convicted, and executed on the 8th of May in Paris.
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