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* 1863 in Gent/Belgium
+ 1944 in Beacon, New York


Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Leo Hendrik Baekeland was a Belgian-born American chemist.
He is best known for the inventions of Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907,
an inexpensive, nonflammable and versatile plastic.

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