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"Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, born..." Dover Favorite Tip by Kentbein

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Favorite thing: Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, born in France in 1771, moved to the United States in 1800 with his father. He had been involved with gunpowder manufacture in France prior to relocation, and discovered that American gunpowder was inferior to that produced in Europe. He drafted a proposal to establish a competitive gunpowder mill, sold the idea to European financial backers, and established what was to become a chemical empire in the new frontier.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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