Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz

Birth
Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Death 13 Jul 1896 (aged 66)
Bonn, Stadtkreis Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Bonn, Stadtkreis Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Memorial ID 149805823 · View Source
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German Chemist. He is best known for his discovery of the Benzene Ring. Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz dates back to a Bohemian noble family. After his secondary education he goes to study architecture at the University of Giessen. Under the influence of Justus von Liebig he decided then to study chemistry. Postdoctoral research leads him to Paris, Chur and London. In 1856 he became Privatdozent in Heidelberg and from 1858 to 1867 he holds the Chair of ordinary Professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at Ghent University. Then he moves to Bonn, where he spends the rest of his career at the renowned Chemisches Institut. In 1895, a year before his death, he was ennobled by Kaiser Guillaume II, adopted the title von Stradonitz. The title derives from Stradonice (Bohemia), where his family owned land.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz (7 Sep 1829–13 Jul 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 149805823, citing Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn, Stadtkreis Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .