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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

A.W. Hofmann

1818-1892

 
 
A.W. Hofmann Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. A.W. Hofmann Marker
Inscription.
Professor of
Chemistry
lived here

 
Erected 1995 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.412′ N, 0° 8.389′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Fitzroy Square and Fitzroy Street on Fitzroy Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Fitzroy Square, London Borough of Camden, England W1T 5HW, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Charles Eastlake (a few steps from this marker); Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Gascoyne Cecil (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sidney Bechet (about 90 meters away); Francisco de Miranda (about 120 meters away); Andres Bello (about 120 meters away); Roger Fry (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Francisco de Miranda (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  August Wilhelm von Hofmann (Wikipedia). "August Wilhelm von Hofmann (8 April 1818 – 5 May 1892) was a German chemist. After studying under Justus von Liebig at the University of Giessen, Hofmann became the first director of the Royal College of Chemistry in London, in 1845. In 1865 he returned to Germany to accept a position at the University of Berlin as a teacher and researcher.
A.W. Hofmann Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. A.W. Hofmann Marker - Wide View
The blue plaque for August Hofmann is visible on the left, while that for Sir Charles Eastlake is visible on the right.
After his return he co-founded the German Chemical Society (Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft) (1867). In both London and Berlin, Hofmann recreated the style of laboratory instruction established by Liebig at Giessen, fostering a school of chemistry focused on experimental organic chemistry and its industrial applications....He made considerable contributions to organic chemistry....Hofmann received several significant awards in the field of chemistry, including the Royal Medal (1854), the Copley Medal (1875) and the Albert Medal (1881). He was ennobled on his seventieth birthday." (Submitted on July 11, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fitzrovia
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
August Wilhelm Hofmann image. Click for full size.
Carte de Visite produced by Loescher & Petsch (image courtesy New York Academy of Medicine)
3. August Wilhelm Hofmann
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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