May 8, 2011

May 8th: Execution of Antoine Lavoisier, 1794

Antoine Lavoisier is known as the Father of Modern Chemistry. He was also guillotined during the French Revolution. Read article here.

Pictured: Antoine Lavoisier and his wife. Portrait by Jacque-Louis David, 1788.  She was only 13 when he married her, but she ended up being a great lab assistant.

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