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What are Antoine Lavoisier's parents' names?

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Jean-Antoine Lavoisier and Émilie Punctis were Antoine Lavoisier's parents. His father was a French parliamentary counsel, and his mother was the daughter of a wealthy attorney. Lavoisier's mother died when he was only 5 years old. He was then raised by his father and his maternal aunt, Constance Punctis.

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Lavoisier was known as the founder of modern chemistry. He taught the importance of sound methodology, empiricism and quantitative analysis. His most famous observations were on the role of oxygen in combustion. He also helped construct the metric system and was the first to recognize sulfur as an element and not a compound.

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