Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard, Baron

Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard, Baron lw? b?rnr brN g?tN d? mrv? [key], 1737?1816, French chemist and lawyer. He wrote the chemical section of the Encyclopdie mthodique (Vol. I, 1786) and collaborated with Lavoisier and others in establishing a system of chemical nomenclature. He taught chemistry (1794?1811) at the cole Polytechnique, Paris, served in the Legislative Assembly and in the National Convention during the French Revolution, and was master of the mint (1799?1814). He was created baron in 1811.

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