"a Lavoisier or an Ampère"
Lavousier by Louis Jean Desire Delaistre
Public DomainLavousier by Louis Jean Desire Delaistre
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Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743-1794) is considered the 'father of modern chemistry'. He was a French noble, and was guillotined during the Revolution. 

André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836) was a French scientist who is regarded as one of the main discoverers of electromagnetism. The electricity measurement, the ampere (amp) is named after him.