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Henri Victor Regnault (1810-1878)
1878 Obituary 
Henri Victor Regnault was born at Aix-la-Chapelle, July 21, 1810.....
In 1840 he returned to Paris, and succeeded to the chair of his illustrious master, Gay Lussac. Shortly afterwards he saw the acme of his ambition realised in his admission to the Academy of Sciences.
In the following year (1841) he entered the College de France as professor of physics, and in 1847 was appointed chief engineer in the Department of Mines.
In 1854 he was made director of the world-famed manufactory at Sevres,.....[more]