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Jean-Baptiste Boussingault (1802-1887), the "founder of modern agricultural chemistry." He was noted for his studies on the absorption of nitrogen by plants. He also was involved in the development of chrome steels. He was one of the founders of the Agronomy Institute. Today the Institute has been combined with the School of Agronomy at Grignon to form the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon.