Fresenius, Carl Remigius

BORN 28 Dec 1818, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen - DIED 11 Jun 1897, Wiesbaden, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Platter Strasse

Carl Remigius Fresenius was the son of the lawyer Heinrich Fresenius (1779-1864) and his wife Maria (1779-1841). He started an apprenticeship at the Steinschen pharmacy in Frankfurt in 1836. He attended lectures by Rudolf Böttger in chemics and physics and afterwards he set up his own laboratory. In 1840 he entered Bonn University to study chemics. As early as 1841 he wrote his first important work "Anleitung zur quantitativen chemischen Analyse". In 1842 he was promoted to doctor.

In 1845 he married Marie Rumpf (1819-1873), the daughter of Friedrich Karl Rumpf. They had three sons and four daugters. In 1848 Fresenius opened a chemical laboratory that was later extended into a specialist academy. In 1862 he became the editor of the "Zeitschrift für Analytische Chemie". In 1873 his wife died and his second wife Augusta was a daughter of the physician Dr. Wilhelm Fritze. In 1888 he was admitted into the Prussian Academy of Sciences and in 1892 he became a honorary citizen of Wiesbaden. He died there in 1897.

• Son: Fresenius, Theodor Wilhelm

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The grave of Carl Fresenius at the Alter Friedhof, Wiesbaden.
Picture by Androom (26 Jul 2018)


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Published: 18 Oct 2020
Last update: 27 Sep 2021