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Gottfried Becker

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: København, Sjælland, Danmark
Death: June 21, 1845 (78)
København, Sjælland, Danmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Johan Gottfried Becker and Anna Christine Torm
Husband of Nicolette Adriane Burman
Father of Johann Gotfried Burmann Becker and Colette Marie Maria Bruun
Brother of Erik Becher; Henriette Becker; Anna Høyer and Christiane Becker

Occupation: Apoteker, 1791 ejer af Elefantapoteket på Købmagergade (det senere Kgl. Hofapotek), 1792 udnævnt til Hof- og rejseapoteker, professor, 1807 anlagde en farvefabik, Danish pharmacist, professor and industrialist.
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About Gottfried Becker

http://denstoredanske.dk/Dansk_Biografisk_Leksikon/Sundhed/Apoteker/Gottfried_Becker

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Gottfried Becker, 9.2.1767-21.6.1845, hofapoteker. Født i København, Sct. Petri Sogn, død København, Sct. Petri Sogn, begravet København, Sct. Petri Kirke, Sct. Petri Sogn.

Efter skolegang og privat undervisning i København blev Becker student i 1786 efter at han samtidig med studeringerne i tre år havde været discipel på faderens apotek.

Drog til Tyskland og opholdt sig et år hos den kendte kemiker og apoteker Wieglieb i Langensalza.

Efter hjemkomsten tog han farmaceutisk eksamen 1787 og gjorde atter en længere udenlandsrejse, på hvilken han særlig studerede kemi, bl.a. hos Antoine Lavoisier i Paris, samt botanik og mineralogi.

Efter faderens død overtog Becker i 1791 Elefantapoteket på Købmagergade (det senere Kongelige Hofapotek). 

1792 udnævntes han til hof- og rejseapoteker og holdt året efter. kemiske forelæsninger. Efter rejser til Norge og Holland blev han 1795 prof. chemiæ extraordinarius og udnævntes 1799 til assessor pharmaciæ, hvad han forblev til 1844.

På grund af tunghørhed som han havde pådraget sig ved et kemisk forsøg tog han 1806 sin afsked som professor. 1807 anlagde han en farvefabrik; 1809 blev han feltapoteker. B. var en mand med stor skarpsindighed og utrættelig arbejdslyst. På grund af sin store kemiske viden var han medlem af en mængde kommissioner og lærde selskaber ligesom han skrev flere naturvidenskabelige afhandlinger. Apoteket som han havde ladet ombygge overdrog han 1844 til sin søn. – Virkelig justitsråd 1829. Etatsråd 1842.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_Becker_(born_1767)


For a source on his mother's side of the family, the book Almindeligt Forfatter-Lexicon for Kongeriget Danmark med tilhorende Bilande, fra 1814 til 1840, Volume 1 says on p. 87 (viewable on google books here) that his mother was Anna Christina Torm, daughter of Erich Jensen Torm.


From an English translation of the book "Nachrichten von dem Geschlechte Becker" (1831) by Johann Gotfried Burmann Becker:

Gottfried Becker, born February 9, 1767, studied pharmacology and in 1766 went to Lengensalza where he stayed for 1 and 3/4 years with the famous Wiegleb. After having studied in Berlin for 1 1/2 years under Klaproth, he traveled through Germany, Switzerland and France. Becker stayed several months in Paris where the famous Lavoisier at that time had just caused a sensation by inventing a new technique in the chemistry field. He associated with the foremost scientists and prepared himself for the teaching post which he held for 11 years in his homeland and for which he won great fame. From France he left for England where he visited the most important cities, factories and scientific institutions. He stayed a while in Holland and from there returned to his homeland. On Feb. 15, 1792 he was named Royal Court and Traveling Apothecary. On April 20, 1794, he married Nicolette Adriana Burman, daughter of Nicolaus Laurentius Burman, Dr. Med. and Prof. of Botany at Amsterdam, and Anna Maria Verkolje. In 1795 he became Professor Extraord. of Chemistry at the University, from which post he was relieved in 1806. In 1799 he became Assistant Prof. of Coll. Medic. During a campaign in 1809 he was named army apothecary. In 1813 he was dubbed a knight of the Dannebrog Order. He also is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Livorno, the Royal Society of Agriculture, the Royal Medical Society, the Scandinavian Literary Society, and the Society for the Furtherance of Natural Sciences, at Copenhagen. Corr. member of the Mineralogical Society of Jena.

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Gottfried Becker's Timeline

1767
February 9, 1767
København, Sjælland, Danmark
1798
October 23, 1798
Age 31
København by, Sokkelund H., København A.
1802
April 26, 1802
Age 35
København, Sjælland, Danmark
1845
June 21, 1845
Age 78
København, Sjælland, Danmark