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Authorised form of nameWurtz; Karl Adolphe (1817 - 1884)
Other forms of nameWurtz, Charles Adolphe
SurnameWurtz
ForenamesKarl Adolphe
Dates1817 - 1884
NationalityFrench
Dates and placesBirth:
Wolfisheim, near Strasbourg, France (26 November 1817)
Death:
Paris, France (10 May 1884)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Foreign Member
Election Date:
09/06/1864
Medals/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
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
M/236Wurtz, Karl Adolphe
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