Antoine-Jérôme BALARD

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FrenchBorn Antoine-Jérôme BALARD

French chemist and one of the discoverers of bromine

Born on September 30, 1802 in Montpellier , France (218 years)

Deceased on 1876

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Born at Montpellier, he started as an apothecary, but taking up teaching he acted as chemical assistant at the faculty of sciences of his native town, and then became professor of chemistry at the royal college and school of pharmacy and at the faculty of sciences. In 1826 he discovered in seawater a substance which he recognized as a previously unknown element and named it bromine. It had been independently prepared by Carl Jacob Löwig the previous year and the two are both regarded as having discovered the element.

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