Martin Heinrich Klaproth

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Birthday
1, 1743
Birthplace
Wernigerode, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 1817 (73)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
1, 1743
Birthplace
Wernigerode, Germany
Death Date
Jan 1, 1817 (73)

About

German chemist responsible for the discoveries of the periodic elements uranium, zirconium and cerium.

Before Fame

He spent a large portion of his life learning the ways of an apothecary and was an assistant in several pharmacies.

Trivia

He was a chemistry lecturer at the Prussian Royal Artillery. There is a crater on the moon named after him.

Family Life

He was born in Wernigerode, Germany and died in Berlin, Prussia. His son Julius was a famour orientalist.

Associated With

He was a famous German scientist like Albert Einstein.