Napoleon & Empire

Claude-Louis Berthollet (1748-1822)

Count of the Empire, Grand-officier of the Legion of honneur

Arms of Claude-Louis Berthollet (1748-1822)

Claude-Louis Berthollet was born on December 9, 1748, at Talloires, on the Lake Annecy shoreline (then part of the Kingdom of Sardinia).

He became a physician and a famous chemist.

He participated to the Egypt expedition in 1799, then was named Senator after the coup of 18 Brumaire.

He died on November 6, 1822, at Arcueil and was buried in that town's Cemetery .

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In 1958, the French Postal Service released a 35.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of Claude-Louis Berthollet .

Main portrait

"Count Claude-Louis Berthollet". Anonymous of the nineteenth century.

Other portraits

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"Claude-Louis Berthollet", drawed by Jean-Baptiste Wicar (Lille 1762 - Rome 1834).
Claude-Louis Berthollet (1748-1822)
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"Claude-Louis Berthollet", drawed by Andre Dutertre (Paris 1753 - Paris 1842).
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