Freudenberg, Karl

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Freudenberg, Karl Gender: M
Karl Johann Freudenberg
born on 29 January 1886 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Weinheim, Germany, 49n33, 8e39
Timezone LMT m8e39 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°32' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°35 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°12'


German chemist who did early seminal work on the absolute configurations to carbohydrates, terpenes, and steroids, and on the structure of cellulose (first correct formula published, 1928) and other polysaccharides, and on the nature, structure, and biosynthesis of lignin. The Research Institute for the Chemistry of Wood and Polysaccharides at the University of Heidelberg was created for him in the mid to late 1930s, and he led this until 1969.

He died on 3 April 1983 in Weinheim, aged 97.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 97)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry