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Claude François Geoffroy

Claude François Geoffroy

French chemist
Claude François Geoffroy
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Intro French chemist
A.K.A. Claude Geoffroy the Younger
Was Chemist Pharmacist Scientist
From France
Type Healthcare Science
Gender male
Birth 1729, Paris, France
Death 18 June 1753, Paris, France (aged 24 years)
Father: Claude Joseph Geoffroy
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Claude François Geoffroy (1729 – 18 June 1753) was a French chemist. In 1753 he proved the chemical element bismuth to be distinct from lead, becoming the official discoverer of the element. Before this time, bismuth-containing minerals were frequently misidentified as either lead, tin, or antimony ores. His observations on the matter were published in the Mémoires de l’académie française in 1753.

He became a master apothecary in 1748, and in 1752 he was admitted to the Académie des sciences as a supernumerary adjoint chemist. He died on 18 June 1753, (age 23 or 24).

He is known as Claude Geoffroy the Younger to distinguish him from his father Claude Joseph Geoffroy (1685–1752), also a French chemist and apothecary, member of the Académie des sciences.

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