Anders Gustaf Ekeberg

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Anders Gustaf Ekeberg

Anders Gustaf Ekeberg (Stockholm, Sweden, 16 January 1767 – Uppsala, Sweden, 11 February 1813) was a Swedish chemist who discovered tantalum in 1802. He was notably deaf.[1]

Ekeberg enrolled at Uppsala University 1784, graduated in 1788, was made docent in chemistry 1794 and experimentator (laborator) 1799.

In 1799, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Carl Gustaf Ekeberg was his uncle.


  1. ^ Lang, Harry G. (June 2002). "Book Review". Isis. 93 (2): 356–357. doi:10.1086/345053. JSTOR 10.1086/345053. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Weeks, Mary Elvira (1932). "The Discovery of the Elements: VII. Columbium, Tantalum, and Vanadium". Journal of Chemical Education. 9 (5): 863–884. doi:10.1021/ed009p863.  - subscription required

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