Liebig, Justus von

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Liebig, Justus von Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°36' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°45'

Justus von Liebig


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."

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Source Notes

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