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Authorised form of nameWurtz; Karl Adolphe (1817 - 1884)
Other forms of nameCharles Adolphe
Dates1817 - 1884
NationalityFrench
Place of birthWolfisheim, near Strasbourg, France
Date of birth26 November 1817
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death10 May 1884
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
MD (1843, Strasbourg)
Career:
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Authority:
Altname from DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp xxiii-xxxiv signed by A W W
References:
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 Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/39455038
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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