Authorised form of nameStas; Jean-Servais (1813 - 1891)
Dates1813 - 1891
Place of birthLouvain, Belgium
Date of birth21 August or 20 September 1813
Place of deathBrussels, Belgium
Date of death13 December 1891
Research fieldChemistry
Worked in Paris; Professor of Chemistry, Ecole Royale Militaire, Brussels (1840-1865); retired due to a speech impediment; worked at the Mint (to 1872); developed a method of detecting vegetable alkaloids (1850) which was later modified by Friedrich Julius Otto and known as the Stas-Otto method
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election03/04/1879
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1885
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
DSB gives date of birth as 21 August 1813.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6514
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/216Stas, Jean Servais
EC/1878/13Stas, Jean-Servais: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/1037Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 December 1891
NLB/5/124Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to M Marchal, secrétaire adjoint au Palais des Académies, Bruxelles23 March 1891
MC/11/367Letter from J S [Jean Servais] Stas, Brussels, to William Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, London27 May 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
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