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Lavoisier, Antoine

[ (luhv-wah-zee-ay, lah-vwah-zyay) ]
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A French scientist of the eighteenth century, Lavoisier was one of the founders of modern chemistry. He discovered the role of oxygen in chemical reactions.

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He was beheaded during the French Revolution. The presiding judge at his trial is supposed to have remarked, “The Republic has no need of scientists.”

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