Sainte-Claire Deville, Henri Etienne (1818-1881)
Sainte-Claire Deville, Henri Etienne
Born: St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), 1818
Died: Boulogne-sur Seine (France), 1881
Sainte-Claire Deville studied chemistry with Thénard. He received a professorial appointment at the University of Besançon in 1845, at the Ecole Normale in Paris in 1851 and at the Sorbonne in 1859. He discovered a method to prepare aluminium at a very low price and he worked on the metallurgy of platinum and tantalum.
Chemist, b. at St. Thomas, West Indies, 11 March, 1818; d. at Boulogne, 1 July, 1881