Authorised form of nameWurtz; Karl Adolphe (1817 - 1884)
Other forms of nameCharles Adolphe
Dates1817 - 1884
Place of birthWolfisheim, near Strasbourg, France
Date of birth26 November 1817
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death10 May 1884
Research fieldChemistry
MD (1843, Strasbourg)
Studied chemistry under Liebig, at Giessen; Assistant to J B A Dumas, Ecole de Medicine, Paris (1845); Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculte de medecine, Paris (1853); Senator (1881)
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election09/06/1864
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1881
RelationshipsSon of a Lutheran Pastor
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp xxiii-xxxiv signed by A W W
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
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6547
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1864/19Wurtz, Karl Adolph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/743/1/99Letter from Karl Adolph Wurtz, Marie VIIe Arrondissement, Cabinet du Maire, to [John Hall Gladstone]17 November 1881
MS/743/1/93Letter from Karl Adolph Wurtz, Paris, to [John Hall Glastone]29 October 1878
MS/743/1/94Testimonial by Karl Adolph Wurtz, Faculte de Medecine de Paris, on behalf of John Hall Gladstone17 July 1857
MC/12/225Letter from Ad [Adolphe] Wurtz, President of the Academy of Sciences, Paris, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society5 December 1881
M/236Wurtz, Karl Adolphe
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
PP/1/39Paper, 'Action of ethylene chlorhydrine upon the bases of the pyridine series and on quinoline' by [Karl] Adolph Wurtz1882
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