Jean Etienne Bore
(December 27, 1741 - February 2, 1820)
The process of making granulated sugar was invented by Jean Etienne Bore.
He was born in America, educated in France, served as a member of the household guard of King Louis XV, grew indigo in Louisiana, and when the crop failed in 1794-95 he planted sugar cane and developed the process for making granulated sugar from sugar cane. He was mayor of New Orleans from 1803-1804.