Guillaume-François Rouelle, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Guillaume-François Rouelle

French chemist

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1703

Place of Birth: Mathieu, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 03-Aug-1770

Profession: writer, pharmacist, chemist, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About 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 give it solid form (as 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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