achard, franz karl
achard, franz karl defined in 1939 yearachard, franz karl - Achard, franz karl (1753-1821);
achard, franz karl - German chemist and naturalist. Born April 28, 1753, in Berlin, but of French descent, he became famous in connexion with his improvements in the methods of extracting sugar from beet-root. He was supported in his experiments by the king of Prussia, who gave him a farm in Lower Lusatia, where he set up a sugar factory, and was thus the founder of the German beet sugar industry. Later, in Berlin, he conducted important experiments on the electrical behaviour of metals and alloys. He died April 20, 1821.
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