Pierre Bayen

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Pierre Bayen
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BornFebruary 7, 1725
DiedFebruary 15, 1798
Paris, France

Pierre Bayen (1725-1798) was a French chemist.[1] He analyzed water drunk by the Kingdom of France, and he wrongly suggested that using pewter glasses rendered the water toxic,[2] he became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1785 and the Institut de France in 1795.[2] He burned all his papers during the Reign of Terror of 1793-1794;[3] the Lycée Pierre Bayen in Chalons was named in his memory.[4]


  1. ^ "Pierre Bayen (1725-1798)". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Tourneux, Maurice (1901). "Un projet d'encouragement aux lettres et aux sciences sous Louis XVI". Revue d'Histoire littéraire de la France. 2: 281–311. JSTOR 40517914.
  3. ^ Labrude, Pierre (1999). "Pierre Bayen (1725-1798), organisateur de la pharmacie militaire, chimiste". Revue d'histoire de la pharmacie. 87 (324): 459–464. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "LYCÉE PIERRE BAYEN". French Ministry of Education. Government of France. Retrieved December 10, 2016.