Justus Von Liebig

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Birthday
12, 1803
Birthplace
Darmstadt, Germany
Death Date
Apr 18, 1873 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1803
Birthplace
Darmstadt, Germany
Death Date
Apr 18, 1873 (69)

About

German chemist who is widely considered the father of modern organic chemistry. His discovery of nitrogen as a primary nutrient for plant life gave birth to the fertilizer industry.

Before Fame

He survived the global famine caused by the volcanic winter of 1816, an experience which inspired his later research.

Trivia

In 1946, the University of Giessen was officially renamed Justus Liebig University Giessen in his honor.

Family Life

His father was Johann Georg Liebig and Maria Caroline Moser.

Associated With

He and August Kekule are two of the most prominent German chemists in history.