Hieronymous Theodor Richter

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Hieronymus Theodor Richter
Hieronymus Theodor Richter.jpg
Hieronymus Theodor Richter, photographed by Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm Hugo Höffert, ca. 1873
Born(1824-11-21)21 November 1824
Dresden, Saxony
Died25 September 1898(1898-09-25) (aged 73)
ResidenceFreiberg, Saxony.
NationalityGerman
CitizenshipGerman
Known forDiscovery of indium.
Scientific career
FieldsMineralogist
InstitutionsFreiberg 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.

References[edit]

  • F. Reich, Th. Richter (1863). "Ueber das Indium". Journal für Praktische Chemie. 90 (1): 172–176. doi:10.1002/prac.18630900122.
  • F. Reich, Th. Richter (1864). "Ueber das Indium". Journal für Praktische Chemie. 92 (1): 480–485. doi:10.1002/prac.18640920180.