Medicus, Ludwig

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Medicus, Ludwig Gender: M
born on 1 December 1847 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Kaiserslautern, Germany, 49n26, 7e46
Timezone LMT m7e46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°22' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°20 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°23'

Ludwig Medicus (circa 1913)


German chemist and pharmacist who served as assistant to Adolph Strecker at the University of Würzburg. In his Habilitationsschrift of 1875, he derived the structures of the purins known at the time (uric acid, xanthine, guanine, hypoxanthin) as well as the purinal alkaloids caffeine and theobromine. These structures were derived from him only twenty years later after long discussions with Emil Fischer. Medicus died on 11 October 1915 in Würzburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Medical : Pharmacist
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry