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Chevreul, Michel Eugene, chemist, was born in 1786 at Angers. Educated at Paris, he became professor of special chemistry at the Gobelins, and in 1823 published a treatise on animal oils, for which he received a prize of 12,000 francs from the Society for the encouragement of National Industry. In 1830 he succeeded Vauquelin, his former master, as professor of chemistry in the College de France, and in 1864 became director of the Museum. In 1886 the centenary of his birth was celebrated, and three years later he died. His works are on dyeing, on colours, history of chemical investigation, theories of matter, etc.