Curaudau FR

General Information
Last Name: 
Curaudau
First Name: 
Francois
Rene
Gender: 
Male
Exact DOB: 
Thursday, November 14, 1765
Exact DOD: 
Monday, January 25, 1813
Place of Birth: 
Sees, Normandie
Place of Death: 
Paris
Countries Active In: 
France
Towns and Regions Active In: 
Vendome
Paris
Keywords: 
Education
Education/Training: 
Studied pharmacy in Paris under Deyeux and Bouillon-Lagrange.
Qualifications: 
1787: maître apothicaire, Vendome
Activities and Career
Active in Chemistry: 
Yes
Chemical Activities: 
published on chemistry, chemical manufacturer
Published on Chemistry: 
Yes
Notes: 
1792: published article in Annales de Chimie on decomposition of sodium chloride.
1800: abandoned pharmacie and moved to Paris. Set up a tannery using his new process.
21/11/04: Partnership with Jean Esther Berte and AA Cadet de Vaux to exploit his patent for a stove and chimney that would enable houses to be heated economically.
1805: began manufacturing alum near the church in Vaugirard--his alum known as 'alun curaudau' enjoyed a good reputation especially in Rouen. Either then, or later in partnership with Riffault.
In his inventaire après deces is described as 'professeur de pyrotechnie et de chimie.'
Primary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
5 (1813), pp. 134-139
Detailed Reference: 
Et XLVI/709, 20/2/13, inventaire après deces. Et XLVI/648, 21/11/04, acte de societe.
Secondary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
88 (2000), pp. 221-236