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Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt (1769-1821)

Knight of the French Empire

Arms of Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt (1769-1821)

Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt was born on January 23rd, 1769 in Paris.

He became a chemist, like his father, during the French Revolution.

Napoleon named him Personal Pharmacist of the Emperor in 1804, then made him Knight of the French Empire on July 15, 1810.

Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt died in Paris on November 21, 1821.

His tomb  is located in Pere Lachaise cemetery, Paris (39th division).

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"Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt", by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon (Cluny 1758 - Paris 1823).

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Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt (1769-1821)
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"Charles-Louis Cadet de Gassicourt, Knight of the French Empire", by Isidore Pean Dupavillon, a.k.a. Pineau du Pavillon (Nantes 1790 - ? 1856).
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