Baeyer, Adolf Ritter von

CHEMIST (GERMANY)
BORN 31 Oct 1835, Berlin - DIED 20 Aug 1917, Starnberg, Bayern
REAL NAME Baeyer, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (013-4-18)

Adolf Baeyer was the son of the officer Johann Jacob Baeyer (1794-1885). His mother Eugenie Hitzig was a daughter of the publisher Julius Eduard Hitzig (1780-1849). He studied mathematics and physics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin and continued his studies under Robert Bunsen in Heidelberg. In 1858 his promoter was Friedrich Kekulé. In 1866 he became a professor in Berlin.

He was one of the founders of the Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft in 1867. In 1872 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg and in 1875 he succeeded Justus von Liebig in Munich. In 1905 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry because of his work for the development of organical chemistry and the chemical industry. He died in 1917 in Starnberg near Munich.

Related persons
• was pupil to Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm
• was pupil to Kekulé von Stradonitz, Friedrich August

Images

The grave of Adolf von Baeyer at the Waldfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (05 Dec 2015)

 

Sources
Adolf von Baeyer – Wikipedia


Bagnold, Enid

Published: 23 Mar 2019
Last update: 23 Mar 2019