Theodor Goldschmidt

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Carl Theodor Wilhelm Goldschmidt (4 June 1817, Berlin – 4 January 1875, Berlin) was a German-Jewish entrepreneur and chemist.

Goldschmidt studied chemistry at the University of Berlin, and then trained as a colorist, a specialist in dyeing textiles. In 1834, he converted to Protestant Christianity.[1][2] On 8 December 1847, he founded a chemical factory in Berlin. In 1911, it became "Th. Goldschmidt AG". Goldschmidt was a city councilor in Berlin, was interested in philosophy and maintained close contacts with the famous chemists of his time.

Karl Goldschmidt and Hans Goldschmidt were his sons.


  1. ^ "The Colorist Theodor Goldschmidt Entrepreneur and Chemist". History of Degussa. Degussa AG. Retrieved 2009-09-30. 
  2. ^ Walter Däbritz, Barbara Gerstein (1964), "Goldschmidt, Johann Wilhelm", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 6, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 609–609 

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