Fresenius, Karl Remigius

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Fresenius, Karl Remigius


Born Dec. 28, 1818, in Frankfurt am Main; died June 11, 1897, in Wiesbaden. German chemist.

Fresenius studied at the universities of Bonn and Giessen, where he was assistant to J. von Liebig. From 1845 he was a professor at the agricultural institute in Wiesbaden, where in 1848 he founded a chemical laboratory, which subsequently became one of the foremost analytical laboratories.

Fresenius is the author of classical textbooks on chemical analysis, both qualitative (1841) and quantitative (1846), which have been translated into numerous languages. In 1862 he founded Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie (Journal of Analytical Chemistry) and was its editor until the end of his life.


Anleitung zur qualitativen chemischen Analyse. 17th ed. Braunschweig, 1919. In Russian translation: Rukovodstvo k kachestven-nomu khimicheskomu analizu. Moscow, 1881.


Szabadváry, F. Geschichte der analytischen Chemie. Budapest, 1966.
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