Adolf Von Baeyer

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Birthday
31, 1835
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 20, 1917 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1835
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 20, 1917 (81)

About

Famous for his synthesis of the compounds indigo, fluorescein, and phenolphthalein, von Baeyer received the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He also earned the 1912 Elliott Cresson Medal and the 1881 Davey Medal.

Before Fame

He studied physics and math at Berlin University and later earned a doctorate in chemistry from the same institution.

Trivia

He taught at both the University of Strasbourg and the University of Munich.

Family Life

His marriage to Adelheid Bendemann produced three children.

Associated With

In the 1850s, he worked in the laboratory of the prominent chemist August Kekule.