Meerwein, Hans

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Meerwein, Hans Gender: M
Hans Lebrecht Meerwein
born on 20 May 1879 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°08' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°49 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°40'

Hans Meerwein


German chemist whose name is lent to several reactions and reagents, most notably the Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction, the Wagner–Meerwein rearrangement, the Meerwein arylation reaction, and Meerwein's salt.

He died on 24 October 1965, aged 86, in Marburg, West Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives. Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Wagner–Meerwein rearrangement")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Meerwein arylation reaction")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Meerwein's salt")