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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794)

ANTOINE LAURENT LAVOISIER (1743-1794) was born in Paris in 1743 and was executed on the guillotine as an "enemy of the people" in 1794. In 1775 he discovered oxygen. Lavoisier's discoveries in the field of respiration are comparable to those of Harvey on circulation. He is considered by some to be the founder of modern chemistry.

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