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Jean-Baptiste GUIMET

French Jean-Baptiste GUIMET

French industrial chemist

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Born: on July 20, 1795 in Voiron, France
Died: on April 08, 1871 in Lyon, France


He studied at the École Polytechnique in Paris, and in 1817 entered the Administration des Poudres et Salpêtres. In 1828 he was awarded the prize offered by the Société d’encouragement pour l’industrie nationale for a process of making artificial ultramarine with all the properties of the substance prepared from lapis lazuli; and six years later he resigned his official position in order to devote himself to the commercial production of that material, a factory for which he established at Fleurieu-sur-Saône.

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