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About Antoine Lavoisier
Antoine Lavoisier was a prominent French chemist and nobleman regarded by many as the "father of modern chemistry". Some of his most notable accomplishments include discovering the role of oxygen in combustion and proving that oxygen is breathed in and carbon dioxide breathed out during the process of respiration. He is also known for being the one who identified and named a number of elements, including hydrogen and oxygen.
He was married to Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier from 1771 until his death in 1794.
Although he earned a law degree, he never practiced law since he found science more interesting.
In 1794, during the French Revolution, he was executed by guillotine after being accused of a number of crimes, including trading in adulterated tobacco.
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Antoine Lavoisier was a famous French chemist, who was born on August 26, 1743. As a person born on this date, Antoine Lavoisier is listed in our database as the 18th most popular celebrity for the day (August 26).
People born on August 26 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Antoine Lavoisier is the 586th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Antoine Lavoisier's birthday, Antoine Lavoisier is the 104th most famous French and ranks 37th in famous people born in Paris, France.
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