Achard, Franz Carl
|born on||28 April 1753 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||08°19' 11°33 Asc. 13°45'|
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.
Arno Müller, vol 2.
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (production of sugar)