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Jean-Baptiste-André (Jean-Baptiste) Dumas


French chemist. Studied pharmacy, chemistry, and botany at Geneva, 1816–23. Tutor in chemistry at the École polytechnique, Paris, 1823; professor of chemistry, Sorbonne, 1841–68. Co-founder of the École centrale des arts et manufactures, 1829. Permanent secretary, Académie des sciences, 1868. Made important contributions in organic chemistry.


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