Hieronymous Theodor Richter

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Hieronymus Theodor Richter
Born (1824-11-21)21 November 1824
Dresden, Saxony
Died 25 September 1898(1898-09-25) (aged 73)
Freiberg, Saxony.
Residence Freiberg, Saxony.
Citizenship German
Nationality German
Fields Mineralogist
Institutions Freiberg University of Mining and Technology
Known for Discovery of indium.

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.


  1. ^ Asimov, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 2nd Revised edition