Edme-Jean-Baptiste Bouillon-Lagrange

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Edme-Jean-Baptiste Bouillon-Lagrange was born in Paris on July 12, 1764. His father, who was an archivist of the House of Orleans, used to take him to the Royal Palace where he often participated in the activities of the young duke of Chartes, Louis Philippe I (1773-1850), who was to become King of France during 1830 to 1840. At the age of 12 years, Bouillon-Lagrange entered the college Mazarin where he studied humanities; not much is known about this particular part of his life. After graduation he took the medicine and chemistry courses dictated by Pierre-Joseph Desault (1744-1795), Jacques-François Demachy (1728-1803), Guillaume François Rouelle (1703-1770), and Antoine-François Fourcroy (1750-1809). Hesitating between his interests in medicine and chemistry, he chose the latter as his career and went on to study chemistry
and pharmacy. After graduation (1787) he bought the pharmacy owned by his brother in law, Jean Baptiste Jacques Felix Sureau, which he sold two years later to devote himself totally to chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)001-016
Number of pages16
JournalRevista CENIC Ciencias Biológicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


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