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Eilhard Mitscherlich, Dr

Birthplace: Neuende, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
Death: Died in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Gustav Mitscherlich and Maria Elisabeth Mitscherlich
Husband of Laura Amanda Meyer
Father of Clara Louise Wiedemann; Richard von Mitscherlich; Dr. Alexander Mitscherlich; Gustav Alfred Mitscherlich and Agnes Busch
Brother of Karl Gustav Mitscherlich and Sophia Mitscherlich

Occupation: Chemiker und Mineraloge. Bekannt wurde er unter anderem als Entdecker der Isomorphie und Polymorphie bei Kristallen sowie der Selensäure und der Permangansäure., Chemiker, Mineraloge
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About Eilhard Mitscherlich, Dr

Eilhard Mitscherlich (7 January 1794 – 28 August 1863) was a German chemist, who is perhaps best remembered today for his law of isomorphism (1819), which states that compounds crystallizing together probably have similar structures and compositions. This relationship was used by Berzelius in early attempts to assign relative masses to the elements.


Biographical Summary

Mitscherlich, Eilhard. 07/01/1794-28/08/1863.

  • Place of Birth: Jever, Oldenburg, Germany.
  • Place of Death: Schoneberg, near Berlin.
  • Profession: Chemist, Mineralogist.
  • Appointments Held: With Berzelius in Stockholm 1820-21; Professor Extraordinary 1821-5, Professor 1825-63, Chemistry, Berlin University, Germany.
  • Schools and Tutors: Jever Gymnasium.
  • Undergraduate Studies: 1811, Philology, Heidelberg University, 1813 Paris University, Medicine, Gottingen University.
  • Publications: "Treatise on Chemistry" 1833.
  • Father: Pastor Mitscherlich, Neuende, Oldenburg, Germany.
  • References: Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 5, 1862-6, 138; Proc Roy Soc, 13, 1864, ix-xvi.
  • Memberships: FRS (Foreign 1828),Academy of Sciences, Berlin(1821), Associate Member of the Institute of France.
  • Date of Election: 07/03/1825.
  • Proposers: Proposed by Council as Foreign Fellow (Council Minute 17/01/1825 NLS Acc10000/16).
  • Notes: First to describe Isomorphism.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 657

Über Eilhard Mitscherlich, Dr (Deutsch)

Eilhard Mitscherlich (* 7. Januar 1794 in Neuende, heute ein Stadtteil von Wilhelmshaven; † 28. August 1863 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Chemiker und Mineraloge. Bekannt wurde er unter anderem als Entdecker der Isomorphie und Polymorphie bei Kristallen sowie der Selensäure und der Permangansäure.


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Eilhard Mitscherlich, Dr's Timeline

January 7, 1794
Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
September 15, 1827
Age 33
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
December 8, 1834
Age 40
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
May 28, 1836
Age 42
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
August 28, 1863
Age 69
Berlin, Berlin, Germany