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August Kekulé - Poppelsdorfer Friedhof - Bonn, Germany
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N 50° 43.095 E 007° 05.055
32U E 364765 N 5620244
Quick Description: DE: Grabmahl des berühmten Chemikers August Kekulé. EN: Grave of the famous chemist August Kekulé.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/2/2017 9:11:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMVW6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CHI-TOWN ROMEO
Views: 4

Long Description:
DE:
August Kekulé, später Kekule von Stradonitz, geboren am 07.09.1829 in Darmstadt, war ein berühmter Chemiker. Er forschte und lehrte 1867-1896 am Chemischen Institut der Universität Bonn und legte dort u.a. die Grundlagen für die moderne Strukturtheorie der organischen Chemie. Insbesondere seine Forschungen zum Benzolmolekül, zur Bindungstheorie sowie die Entdeckung der Azokupplung haben dazu beigetragen. Seine Arbeiten führten zu einem Boom der deutschen Chemieindustrie, insbesondere der Farbstoffhersteller. Am 13.07.1896 starb Kekulé in Bonn und liegt seitdem hier auf dem Friedhof in Bonn-Poppelsdorf.



EN:
August Kekulé, later Kekule von Stradonitz, was born on 8/7/1829 in Darmstadt, Germany and was a famous chemist. He researched and taught from 1867 to 1896 at the chemical institute of the university of Bonn. There, he established the basic principles of modern structure theory of organic chemistry. Especially his research on the benzene molecule, on linkage theory, and his discovery of azo coupling have contributed to fundamental research. His work lead to a boom of the German chemical industry, especially dye producers. On 7/13/1896 Kekulé died in Bonn and was buried here in Bonn-Poppelsdorf.



More information:
Wikipedia: August Kekulé (German)
Wikipedia: August Kekulé (English)
Wikipedia: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof (German)
This waymark is also listed in the category Grave of a Famous Person.
Name of Cemetery: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn, Germany

Condition of Death Mask: A little exfoliated in some regions, but otherwise in good condition.

Gravestone Inscription:
Ruhestätte der Familie Kekule von Stradonitz.


Are there other Death Mask Gravestones found at this cemetery?: Maybe. It's a rather large cemetery...

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