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Remsen, Ira

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1927 AD
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.