Achard, Franz Carl

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Franz Carl Achard
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Name
Achard, Franz Carl Gender: M
born on 28 April 1753 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°19' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°33 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°45'



Biography

German (Prussian) chemist, physicist and biologist. Achard invented the industrial process to produce table sugar (sucrose) from beets. Table sugar used to be a luxury item only the wealthy could afford. Achard's sugar refineries produced sugar at a much lower price where anyone could afford to have a sugar bowl in their house.

Achard studied many subjects, including meteorology, evaporation chillness, electricity, telegraphy, gravity, lightning arresters, and published in German and French.

Achard was a favorite of King Frederick II of Prussia, and directly reported to the King on his research twice a week.

In 1776 Achard was elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin. In 1782 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

He published several volumes of chemical and physical researches, discovering among other things a method of working platinum.

He died, destitute, on 20 April 1821 in Wohlau.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2.

Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (production of sugar)

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