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Franz Karl Achard Bio


Franz Karl Achard (1753 - 1821)

Franz Karl Achard (1753 - 1821)

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Franz Karl Achard:

Franz Karl Achard was a German chemist.


April 28, 1753 in Berlin, Germany


April 20, 1821 Kunern, Germany

Claim to Fame:

Achard was a German chemist who 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.

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