Hieronymous Theodor Richter

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Hieronymus Theodor Richter
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Hieronymus Theodor Richter, photographed by Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm Hugo Höffert, ca. 1873
Born (1824-11-21)21 November 1824
Dresden, Saxony
Died 25 September 1898(1898-09-25) (aged 73)
Freiberg, Saxony.
Residence Freiberg, Saxony.
Nationality German
Citizenship German
Known for Discovery of indium.
Scientific career
Fields Mineralogist
Institutions Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

Hieronymus Theodor Richter (21 November 1824 – 25 September 1898) was a German chemist.

He was born in Dresden. In 1863, while working at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, he co-discovered indium with Ferdinand Reich. He was also a member of the student fraternity "Corps Saxo-Borussia Freiberg". In 1875, he became the director of the Mining Academy in Freiberg.[1]

He died September 25, 1898, in Freiberg, Saxony, at the age of 73.