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August Kekule

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Birthday
7, 1820
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 13, 1896 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1820
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 13, 1896 (75)

About

Prominent German chemist who revolutionized chemistry by introducing chemical structure theory in 1857. His notable work was on the structure of benzene.

Before Fame

He changed his mind from studying architecture to chemistry after listening to Justus von Liebig.

Trivia

His idea of assigning certain atoms to certain positions within the molecule, and connecting them through valences, or bonds, would shape the future of medicine and invention forever.

Family Life

He married Stephanie Drory in 1863.

Associated With

Another prominent chemist like Kekule was Linus Pauling.