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Authorised form of nameNeumann; Caspar (1683 - 1737)
SurnameNeumann
ForenamesCaspar
Dates1683 - 1737
NationalityGerman
Dates and placesBirth:
Zullichau (Sulechow), Poland (11 July 1683)
Death:
Berlin, Germany (20 October 1737)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Apprenticed to his godfather, a pharmacist; Halle; MD (1727)
Career:
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)
Memberships:
Academia des Curieux de la Nature (?Leopoldina) (1728); Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna (1734)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/12/1725
Proposers:
Sir Hans Sloane
RelationshipsSon of Georg Neumann, Apothecary, of Sulichow
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Eloy
Notes:
Last entry in Printed list 1724
Royal Society codeNA6151
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/N2/3Letter from Casper Neumann, dated at Berlin19 April 1727
EL/N2/5Letter from Casper Neumann 30 September 1734
CLP/11ii/30Further account of Camphor of Thyme by Casper Neumann5 March 1731
CLP/11ii/21Comments on Casper Neumann's paper on ambergris by John Brownnd
RBO/14/125Account by Thomas Stack of a treatise entitled 'De Ambra grysea' by Caspar Neuman1730
CLP/11ii/9Experiment to prove the spirit of wine from malt spirits by C Neumann1724
RBO/12/9'De Camphora' by Caspar Neumann1725
CLP/11ii/8Concerning camphora by Caspar Neumannnd
RBO/17/70Remarks by John Brown, chemist, on Casper Neumann's treatise on ambergrisnd
RBO/16/52'De Camphora Thymi' by Carl Neumann1731
RBO/17/69Treatise on ambergris by Casper Neumann, Professor of Chemistry at Berlin1730
CLP/11ii/20Concerning ambergris by Caspar Neumann15 October 1729
EL/N1/73Casper Neumann, dated at Breslau, to Henry Justel 9 December 1692
RBO/11/103'Extract of a letter from Caspar Neumann to Dr Woodward'1724
NLB/11/387Copy letter from Joseph Lister, to Professor Caspar Neumann, Leipsic20 June 1895
CLP/11ii/11Concerning 'Salibus Alcalino fixis' by Caspar Neumann1725
CLP/22ii/45Paper, Account of Caspar Neumann's 'De ambra grysea [Of ambergris]' by Thomas Stack18th century
RBO/12/13'De Experimento probandi Spiritum Vini Gallici perquam usitato sed revera falso et fallaci' by Casper Neumann1725
RBO/12/29'De Salibus alcalino-fixis' by Caspar Neumann1725
EL/N2/4Casper Neumann, dated at Berlin, to Hans Sloane16 April 1733
CLP/11ii/29Concerning 'Camphora Thymi' by Caspar Neumannnd
CLP/11ii/28Concerning ambergris by Casper Neumann15 October 1729
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