Hieronymous Theodor Richter
Hieronymus Theodor Richter
|Born||21 November 1824|
|Died||25 September 1898 (aged 73)|
|Known for||Discovery of indium.|
|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.
He died September 25, 1898, in Freiberg, Saxony, at the age of 73.
- Asimov, Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 2nd Revised edition