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Authorised form of nameLiebig; Justus (1803 - 1873)
SurnameLiebig
ForenamesJustus
Dates1803 - 1873
Dates and placesBirth:
Darmstadt, Germany (12 May 1803)
Death:
Munich, Germany (10 or 18 April 1873)
ActivityProfession:
Chemist
Research Field:
Organic, animal and agricultural chemistry
Education:
Bonn; Paris (1822, with Thernard and Gay Lussac)
Career:
Professor of Chemistry, Giessen (1824); Professor of Chemistry, Munich (1845); considered to be the founder of agricultural chemistry
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
4/06/1840
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1840
RelationshipsSon of a dealer in drugs and chemicals
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1875-1876 vol 24 pp xxvii-xxxvii
References:
J S Rowlinson, 'An Entrepreneurial Chemist', review of W H Brock, Justus von Liebig: the Chemical Gatekeeper in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 374-375
N G Coley, 'Henry Bence-Jones, MD, FRS (1813-1873)' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 31-56
R W Jones, 'Dalton's unfortunate choice' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 15-33
Notes:
DSB gives death date as 18 April 1873
Royal Society codeNA2844
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/1/1Letter from Justus Liebig, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, to JLW Thudichum10 October 1867
MS/743/1/69Letter from Justus Liebig to John Hall Gladstone, London1 July 1870
MM/1/3Letter from Justus Liebig, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, to JLW Thudichum8 August 1869
MS/743/1/16Testimonial by Justus von Liebig, Munich, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone5 July 1855
MS/743/1/15Testimonial by Justus von Liebig, Munich, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone5 July 1855
MS/743/1/3Testimonial by Justus von Liebig, Giessen, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone 24 April 1849
EC/1840/22Liebig, Justus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/1/2Letter from Justus Liebig, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, to JLW Thudichum1 June 1868
IM/002747Liebig, Justusnd
IM/002746Liebig, Justusnd
MS/426/464Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mr [Thomas] Graham20 April 1852
MM/1/4Letter from Justus Liebig, President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, to LB Thudichum6 March 1870
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