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Antoine Augustin Parmentier (1737-1813)

Baron of the Empire

Arms of Antoine Augustin Parmentier (1737-1813)

Antoine Augustin Parmentier was born at Montdidier (Northern France) on August 12, 1737.

He became a pharmacist, and promoted the potato as a food source for humans throughout France and Europe.

He died of tuberculosis on December 17, 1813 and was buried in the 39th division of Père-Lachaise Cemetery .

Main portrait

"Baron Antoine Parmentier", by Hippolyte-Isodore Dupuis-Colson (1820-1862).

Other portraits

Antoine Augustin Parmentier (1737-1813)
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"Antoine, Baron Parmentier" painted in 1812 by François Dumont the Elder (1751-1831).
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