Eugen Bamberger

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Eugen Bamberger
Born (1857-07-19)19 July 1857
Berlin, Germany
Died 10 December 1932(1932-12-10) (aged 75)
Ponte Tresa, Switzerland
Nationality German
Fields chemistry
Institutions University of Munich, ETH Zurich
Alma mater University of Berlin,
University of Heidelberg, University of Munich
Doctoral advisor August Wilhelm von Hofmann
Known for Bamberger rearrangement,
Bamberger triazine synthesis

Eugen Bamberger (19 July 1857 – 10 December 1932) was a German chemist and discoverer of the Bamberger rearrangement.

Life and achievements[edit]

Bamberger started studying medicine in 1875 at the University of Berlin, but changed subjects and university after one year, starting his studies of science at the University of Heidelberg in 1876. He returned to Berlin in the same year and focused on chemistry. He received his PhD for work with August Wilhelm von Hofmann in Berlin and became assistant of Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg at Charlottenburg and in 1883 of Adolf von Baeyer at the University of Munich, where, after his habilitation in 1891, he became associate professor for chemistry.

The Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich) appointed him professor in 1893, where he stayed until a severe illness forced him to retire from the position in 1905. He suffered from limited control of his right arm and severe headache for the rest of his life. Still he did research work in a private laboratory at ETH. In the last years of his life he lived at Ponte Tresa, Ticino. He died there in 1932.

Further reading[edit]

  • Luis Blangey (1933). "Eugen Bamberger". Helvetica Chimica Acta. 16 (1): 644–685. doi:10.1002/hlca.19330160195. 
  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 1 (1970), S. 426 (incl. bibliography)
  • Pötsch/Fischer/Müller: Lexikon bedeutender Chemiker, Verlag H. Deutsch, 1989, S.26

External links[edit]

  • Short bio of Bamberger for his 150th birthday at the ETH-Website here