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Léon Maquenne

Léon-Gervais-Marie Maquenne (2 December 1853 – 10 January 1925) was a French chemist and plant physiologist born in Paris.

From 1871 he worked in the laboratory of agricultural chemistry at the Ecole d'agriculture in Grignon. Here, he was a student of Pierre Paul Dehérain (1830-1902). In 1883 he became préparateur at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, where from 1885 to 1898 he served as an assistant to the chair of Physiologie végétale. In 1898 he succeeded Georges Ville (1824-1897) as chair of Physique végétale, a position he held on to until 1925. In 1904 he became a member of the Académie des sciences.

Among Maquenne's contributions was research involving the chemical make-up of sugar alcohols. He was able to resolve the chemical constitution of inositol and demonstrated it to be a hexahydroxycyclohexane.He is credited with invention of the so-called "Maquenne block", an apparatus used for determining the melting point of chemical compounds.

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Some of their strengths

Léon Maquenne has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Generous, Diplomatic, Exacting, Peaceful, Adventurous, and Independent.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Léon Maquenne is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Léon Maquenne well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Léon Maquenne as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Léon Maquenne is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Léon Maquenne tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of Léon Maquenne's challenges

While Léon Maquenne has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Léon Maquenne can be Impulsive, Careless, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Sensitive, Critical, and Unemotional.

Impulsive and Careless

One of Léon Maquenne's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

Léon Maquenne must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Sensitive and Critical

Léon Maquenne is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, Léon Maquenne also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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