|Died||4 July 1924 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
|Awards||Lieben Prize 1902|
|Institutions||University of Vienna|
|Doctoral advisor||Ludwig Barth|
|Doctoral students||Hans Meyer, Jacob Pollak|
Herzig was born in Sanok, Galicia, which at that time was part of Austria-Hungary. Herzig went to school in Breslau until 1874, started studying chemistry at the University of Vienna but joined August Wilhelm von Hofmann at the University of Berlin in the second semester. He worked with Robert Bunsen at the University of Heidelberg and received his PhD for work with Ludwig Barth at the University of Vienna. He later became lecturer and, in 1897, professor at the University of Vienna. He died in Vienna in 1924.
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