Liebig, Justus von
|Birthname||Justus Freiherr von Liebig|
|born on||12 May 1803 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )|
|Place||Darmstadt, Germany, 49n53, 8e40|
|Timezone||LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||20°36' 25°08 Asc. 22°45'|
German chemist who made significant contributions to the analysis of organic compounds.
Liebig, who received many honors during the course of his life, stands out as perhaps the most influential of the many German chemists of his age. He was a pioneer in chemical education, a discoverer in the realm of organic chemistry, and the first chemist to give serious consideration to the application of chemical science to food, nutrition, and agriculture. He also began basic research in the highly complicated field of biochemistry.
At the time of his death on April 18, 1873, in Munich, one of his students, A. W. Hofmann, wrote, "No other man of learning, in his passage through the centuries, has ever left a more valuable legacy to mankind."
- friend relationship with Steinheil, Carl August von (born 12 October 1801)
Thomas Ring, vol 3
Sy Scholfield quotes same data from the book Mitteilungen zur Geschichte der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften, Volume 1 (1902), p. 181: "Ein genauer Vergleich und Einsicht in das Tauf- wie Trauregister der vereinigten evangelischen Civilgemeinde Darmstadt hat ergeben, das Justus' Taufe am 14. Mai 1803 stattgefunden hat. . . . Tage nach der Geburt zu taufen, wie er aus den nächst vorhergehenden und nachfolgenden Eintragungen erhellt, läfst annehmen, dafs auch hier Eintrag genau und demnach Justus Lierig am 12. Mai, morgens um halb 9 Uhr geboren ist."
- Vocation : Science : Chemistry
- Notable : Famous : First in Field
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator