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Guillaume-François Rouelle

French chemist

Died when: 66 years 321 days (802 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Guillaume-François Rouelle

Guillaume François Rouelle (15 September 1703 – 3 August 1770) was a French chemist and apothecary.In 1754 he introduced the concept of a base into chemistry as a substance which reacts with an acid to form a salt).

He is known as l'Aîné (the elder) to distinguish him from his younger brother, Hilaire Rouelle, who was also a chemist and known as the discoverer of urea.

He started a public course in his laboratory in 1738 where he taught many students among whom were Denis Diderot, Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, Joseph Proust and Antoine-Augustin Parmentier.

He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1749.


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