De Ribaucourt P

General Information
Last Name: 
De Ribaucourt
Variant Spellings: 
Ribaucourt
First Name: 
Pierre
Gender: 
Male
Exact DOB: 
Wednesday, January 28, 1739
Exact DOD: 
Wednesday, September 17, 1806
Place of Birth: 
Abbeville
Place of Death: 
St Georges de Luzencon, Aveyron
Countries Active In: 
France
Towns and Regions Active In: 
Abbeville
Paris
Monchy-Humieres, Oise
Lacroix St Ouen, Oise
St Georges de Luzencon, Aveyron
Chantilly
Education
Education/Training: 
College d'Abbeville. Apprentice orfevre. Apprentice to the apothecary Francois Cozette in Paris. Eleve in Baume's lab. Took GFRouelle's chemistry courses.
Qualifications: 
1762 May 29 Maitre apothicaire, Abbeville
Activities and Career
Active in Chemistry: 
Yes
Chemical Activities: 
Worked/published on dyeing; artificial soda; peat as a fuel and use of cinders as fertiliser.
Published on Chemistry: 
Yes
Notes on Career: 
Advised jewellers on chemical matters while in Abbeville.
Notes: 
1774-79: Gave chemistry course in his officine.
1777: With Hecquet d'Orval, owner of the Manufacture Royale de moquettes, won 2nd prize in the Academie des Sciences Indigo competition.
(1770s): made eau-forte for 6 years and sold it to local dyers and jewellers. Also operated a nitriere artificielle.
1782: Analyse de l'eau minerale de Forges.
1784: sold house and left for Paris, where he is said to have become director of a large manufacture-- perhaps a saltpetre refinery.
1786: Elemens de Chimie Docimastique.
fl 1786: probably teaching chemistry in Paris.
fl Feb1789: Manager of the alum works at Monchy-Humieres.
31/3/89: witnessed the birth of his grandson, living on rue de la Harpe, Paris
By Dec 1790 and fl Mar 1791: associate in a chlorine bleaching works at Petit-Gentilly, Paris, to which has been added the manufacture of several 'preparations chimiques.'
fl Jan 1792: Running a chlorine bleaching works at Chantilly [Obs Phys]. Might be a mistake for Petit-Gentilly.
1793-94: director of an alum works at Lacroix-St-Ouen, Oise.
1794: revolutionary saltpetre programme (Paris, probably).
1795-death: director of the alum and copperas works at St Georges de Lavencas, Aveyron.
8/9/97: reported to have established a successful alum works with Nicolas Le Blanc--a mistake for JJM Le Blanc.
1796 Jan 26: candidate for correspondant, chemistry section, First Class of the Institut. Address given as St Affrique, Aveyron. As was Le Blanc, with the same address.
Primary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
F12/2243, dossier Le Blanc.
Detailed Reference: 
40 (Jan 1792), pp. 26-27
Secondary Sources: