Authorised form of nameNeumann; Caspar (1683 - 1737)
Dates1683 - 1737
Place of birthZullichau [Sulechow], Poland
Date of birth11 July 1683
Place of deathBerlin, Germany
Date of death20 October 1737
Research fieldChemistry
Apprenticed to his godfather, a pharmacist; Halle; MD (1727)
In charge of an apothecary's shop, brewery and distillery in Unruhstadt (1698-1704) when he fled to Berlin because of the Great Northern War; Assistant to the King of Prussia's Travelling Apothecary (1705-1711); developed an interest in experimental chemistry and travelled to Holland and England at the King's expense (1711-1713); after King Frederick's death he found himself stranded in London and was employed by Abraham Cyprianus (FRS 1700) in his chemical laboratory and gave private lessons in chemistry (1713-1716); went to Hanover with George I and then to Berlin (1716), where he was again given a travel stipend by the Prussian Court; travelled in England, France, where he carried out experiments with Estienne Francois Geoffroy (FRS 1698) and Claude Joseph Geoffroy (FRS 1715), and Italy (1716-1717); Court Apothecary in Berlin (1719-death); Professor of Practical Chemistry at the College of Medicine and Surgery in Berlin (1723-death), Dean of the College (1736); travelled to Silesia, Moravia, Vienna and Bohemia (1727) and to Pomerania (1734)
Academia des Curieux de la Nature (?Leopoldina) (1728); Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna (1734)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/12/1725
ProposerSir Hans Sloane
RelationshipsSon of Georg Neumann, Apothecary, of Sulichow
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Eloy
Last entry in Printed list 1724
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6151
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/N2/3Letter, from Casper Neumann [to the Royal Society], dated at Berlin19 April 1727
RBO/17/70Remarks by John Brown, chemist, on Casper Neumann's treatise on ambergrisnd
RBO/16/52'De Camphora Thymi' by Carl Neumann1731
RBO/12/9'De Camphora' by Caspar Neumann1725
CLP/22ii/45Paper, Account of Caspar Neumann's 'De ambra grysea [Of ambergris]' by Thomas Stack18th century
EL/N2/5Letter, from Casper Neumann [to the Royal Society]30 September 1734
RBO/12/13'De Experimento probandi Spiritum Vini Gallici perquam usitato sed revera falso et fallaci' by Casper Neumann1725
CLP/11ii/8Paper, 'De camphora' by C [Caspar] Neuman [Neumann][1725]
CLP/11ii/30Paper, 'A farther account of his camphire of thyme' by Caspar Neumann5 March 1731
RBO/17/69Treatise on ambergris by Casper Neumann, Professor of Chemistry at Berlin1730
CLP/11ii/9Paper, 'De experimento probandi spiritum vini gallici, perquam usitato, sed revera falso et fallaci' by C [Caspar] Neuman [Neumann]1724
CLP/11ii/29Paper, 'De camphora thymi' by Casparo Neumanno [Caspar Neumann]5 March 1731
CLP/11ii/11Paper, 'De salibus alcalino-fixis' by C [Caspar] Neuman [Neumann]September 1725
EL/N1/73Letter, from Casper Neumann to Henry Justel, dated at Breslau9 December 1692
EL/N1/74Letter, from Casper Neumann to Edmund Halley, dated at Breslau1694
CLP/11ii/28Paper, 'De ambra grysea' by Casparo Neumanno [Caspar Neumann]15 October 1729
CLP/11ii/20Paper, 'A treatise of ambargris' by Caspar Neuman [Neumann]15 October 1729
CLP/11ii/21Extract, 'Remarks on Caspar Neumann's paper on ambergris' by John Brown [Browne][1730]
CLP/11ii/22Letter, regarding Caspar Neumann's treatise on ambergris from A [Ambrose] Godfrey [Hanckewitz] to Sir Hans Sloane[1731]
CLP/11ii/24Paper, 'Editoris recensio experimentorum circa ambram gryseam à Domino Joh. Browne, R. S. S. & à Dno. Ambrosio Godofredo Hanckewitz, R. S. S. institutorum, cum D. Neumanni, R. S. S. Experimenti sui vindicatione' by [John Browne and Ambrose Godfrey-Hanckewitz][1730]
RBO/11/103'Extract of a letter from Caspar Neumann to Dr Woodward'1724
RBO/14/125Account by Thomas Stack of a treatise entitled 'De Ambra grysea' by Caspar Neuman1730
EL/N2/4Letter, from Casper Neumann to Hans Sloane, dated at Berlin16 April 1733
RBO/12/29'De Salibus alcalino-fixis' by Caspar Neumann1725
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