Louis Nicolas Vauquelin (1763-1829)

French chemist, was born in Saint-André-d'Hébertat, Calvados, in May 16th 1763 and died in his homeland in November 14th, 1829.

After working in several pharmacies, in the city of Ruan, was admitted as an assistant of Fourcroy. Later was professor in the Polytechnic School in 1794, in the School of France in 1801 and in the Medicine Faculty in 1809, as successor of Fourcroy. Discovered chromium in 1797, beryllium in 1798 and the lithium in 1817. Still accomplished works about insect and other animals breathing processes.