The Explosive Career of Antoine Lavoisier

France, Paris, Musee des Arts et Metiers (Arts and Crafts museum), Lavoisier Laboratory --- Image by © SONNET Sylvain/Hemis/Corbis

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier was a chemist, biologist, geologist, physiologist, and economist. But at the end of the day, he's most often referred to as the father of modern chemistry. He also was smack dab in the middle of the French Revolution.