Authorised form of nameKekule; August (1829 - 1896)
Other forms of nameStradonitz, Friedrich August Kekule von; Kekule von Stradonitz, Friedrich August
Dates1829 - 1896
Dates and placesBirth:
Darmstadt, Germany (07 September 1829)
Bonn, Germany (13 July 1896)
ActivityResearch Field:
Giessen (archictecture)
Met Leibig at Giessen and was influenced to take up chemistry; travelled to Paris, Switzerland and England; returned to Heidelberg and set up a chemical laboratory; Professor of Chemistry, Ghent (1858); Professor of Chemistry, Bonn (1865-1896)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
Copley Medal 1885
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Sir Harold Hartley, 'Stanislao Cannizzaro, FRS (1826-1910) and the First International Chemical Conference at Karlsruhe in 1860' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 56-63
Royal Society codeNA6344
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1875/10Kekule, August: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/373/1/5Letter from August Kekule, Bonn, to John Watts11 July 1870
MS/373/1/91Testimonial by August Kekule, Bonn, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe 11 July 1870
AP/37/3New Series of Sulphated Acids1854
NLB/1/72Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor August Kekule, Bonn19 February 1886
NLB/13/264Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 July 1896
NLB/13/685Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Edward Frankland, Foreign Secretary, Royal Society4 November 1896
NLB/23/2/340Copy letter sent from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Francis Robert Japp, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1903
NLB/23/2/347Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Professor Dr R Anschutz, Chemisches Institut, Bonn8 June 1903
MM/10/102Letter from Edward Frankland, The Yews, Reigate, to HE Armstrong6 November 1896
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