Vladimir Luginin

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Luginin, Vladimir Fedorovich


Born May 20 (June 1), 1834, in Moscow; died Oct. 13 (26), 1911, in Paris. Russian physical chemist.

Luginin graduated from the Mikhail Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg in 1858. During the Crimean War (1853-56) he took part in the assault on Silistria (now Silistra) and the defense of Sevastopol’. He participated in the democratic movement of the 1860’s, as well as the Cooperative Movement in Russia, and became a member of the Young Emigration. From 1862 to 1867 he studied chemistry in Heidelberg and Paris. He conducted research in his own laboratory in St. Petersburg in 1874-81 and then worked at the Academy of Medicine and Surgery.

From 1889 to 1905, Luginin taught at Moscow University (he became a professor in 1899), where he financed the establishment of the first thermochemical laboratory in Russia (it was later renamed in his honor). Luginin published a number of works on thermochemistry and proposed new methods of thermochemical measurement.


Solov’ev, lu. I., and P. I. Starosel’skii. V. F. Luginin, 1834-1911. Moscow, 1963. (Contains a list of works by Luginin.)
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