Ten fun facts about Justus Liebig


Fact 1
Justus Freiherr von Liebig (was born on 12 May 1803 in Darmstadt and died on 18 April 1873.

Fact 2
When he was a professor, he invented the modern laboratory oriented teaching method and for these contributions he is known one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time.

Fact 3
Justus Liebig is also known as the "father of the fertilizer industry" for his finding of nitrogen as an important plant nutrient and his design of the Law of the Minimum which defines the effect of separate nutrients on crops.


Fact 4
He also established an industrial process for beef extracts and built a company, Liebig Extract of Meat Company, that was later trademarked as the Oxo brand beef bouillon cube.

Fact 5
Liebig is recognized as the inventor of Marmite due to his discovery that yeast could be concentrated.

Fact 6
The University of Giessen was formally renamed after him, "Justus-Liebig-Universit├Ąt Giessen", after World War II was over.

Fact 7
In 1953 the West German post office distributed a stamp honoring Justus Liebig.

Fact 8
His major works include Animal Chemistry or Organic Chemistry in its Application to Physiology and Pathology (1842), Familiar Letters on Chemistry (1843) and Organic Chemistry in its Application to Agriculture and Physiology (1840).

Fact 9
In 1865, Justus Liebig built the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, selling the extract as a cheap, nourishing substitute to real meat.

Fact 10
He founded and edited from 1832 the journal Annalen der Chemie, which became the leading German-language journal of Chemistry.


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Short about Justus Liebig
Was a German chemist who made key contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and worked on organic chemistry.



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