Ten fun facts about August Kekule

Fact 1
August Kekule was born on September 7, 1829 in Darmstadt, Germany. His full name was Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz”.

Fact 2
He started studying architecture but changed his subject to chemistry as a result of his mathematical talents, exceptional memory and his intellect for space.

Fact 3
August Kekule attended the University of Geissen, receiving a doctorate in 1852. He accepted a professorship at Bonn University in 1867 where he remained until his death

Fact 4
August Kekule was greatly influenced by Justus von Liebig and later on by Alexander Williamson. He became one of the most prominent chemists in theoretical chemistry.

Fact 5
In 1858 he helped clarify the newly formulated calne4ce theory by diagramming the way atoms unite.

Fact 6
In 1865 he stated his theory of the ring structure of benzene molecules, a fundamental theory of modern organic chemistry.

Fact 7
August Kekule was ennobled in 1895 by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and gave him the right to add “von Stradonitx” to his name. This title was used by his genealogist son, Stephan Kekule.

Fact 8
His students won three out of the five Nobel Prizes in chemistry.

Fact 9
A larger- than-life-size monument has been erected in his honor at the University of Bonn is fron if the former Chemical Institute.

Fact 10
He died on July 13, 1896 at the age of 66.

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Short about August Kekule
Was a German scientist from Germany who is renowned as the father of organic chemistry.