Wurtz, Charles Adolphe

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Charles Adolphe Wurtz
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Wurtz, Charles Adolphe Gender: M
born on 26 November 1817 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, Germany, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°32' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°27 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 14°21'


French chemist and researcher on acids of phosphorus-alkylamine glycol. The mineral wurtzite was named for him. He was Dean of Medical Research at the University of Paris 1866-1875 prior to serving as Professor of Organic Chemistry. His two books of research are "Modern Chemistry" and "Dictionary of Pure and Applied Chemicals." Wurtz made valuable contributions to the theories of the arrangement of atoms in organic compounds.

Wurtz died 5/12/1884 in Paris, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1866 at 12:00 midnight in Paris, France (Dean at the Univ. of Paris)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R.


  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Discovered the mineral wurtzite)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry (Researcher of acids and minerals)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to France)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Two noted books)