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Michel-Eugène Chevreul was a chemist who was credited with discovering margaric acid, creatine, and for research on animal fats and the chemical composition of soaps. He also made important contributions to the understand of color perception.
He was one of the 72 men whose names are inscribed on the Eiffel Tower, and one of only two such men who were alive at the time of its opening. He died in Paris just over a week after its opening, at the age of 102.
Died: April 9, 1889 at home, 57 rue Cuvier in Paris (5th arrondissement).
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