Antoine Lavoisier

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Noun1.Antoine Lavoisier - French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
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The most prominent was (and remains) Jacques-Louis David, and there is a perfect representation of his attitude in his great 1788 double portrait of the nobleman and chemist Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and his wife, Marie-Anne-Pierrete Paulze, in the nearby European Painting galleries (Fig.
Named for Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and Benjamin Franklin, this prize recognizes "unusually meritorious efforts in the preservation or promotion of the entwined scientific heritage of France and the United States.
Her examination of Marie-Anne Lavoisier's French version of an essay by Richard Kirwan, one of her husband's main opponents, highlights how the combination of macro-textual interventions (the translator's preface as well as comments by Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and other French scientists) and repeated micro-textual shifts affected the overall tenor of the translation.
It was championed by a diverse and visionary group of individuals including Joseph Priestly, Henry Cavendish, Humphry Davy, and John Dalton of England, Karl Wilhelm Scheele and Jons Jakob Berzelius of Sweden, Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and Jacques Charles of France, Robert Boyle of Ireland, Benjamin Thompson of the U.