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Charles Adolphe WURTZ

French Charles Adolphe WURTZ

Alsatian French chemist

Source :  Jean FRIEDEL

Born: on September 26, 1817 in Strasbourg, France
Died: on May 12, 1884 in Paris, France


Adolphe Wurtz (he never used the name "Charles") was born in Strasbourg, where his father, Johann Jacob (Jean Jacques) Wurtz, was a Lutheran pastor in the nearby town of Wolfisheim. When he left the Protestant gymnasium at Strasbourg in 1834, his father allowed him to study medicine as next best to theology.

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