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.