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Remsen, Ira

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1927 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists


1846 - Born in New York City on the 10th of February.

1867 - He earned an MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

1875 - After researching pure chemistry at University of Tübingen, Remsen returned to the United States and became a professor at Williams College, where he wrote the popular "Theoretical Chemistry".

1879 - He founded the American Chemical Journal which he edited for 35 years.

1879 - He made the greatest discovery of his career by accident.

1880 - He named the substance saccharin and he and his research partner Constantine Fahlberg published their finding.

1912 - He stepped down as president and retired to Carmel, California.

1927 - Died on the 4th of March.



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