Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Robert Bunsen

From Graces Guide

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen (30 March 1811 – 16 August 1899) was a German chemist.

1860 He investigated emission spectra of heated elements, and discovered caesium.

1861 Discovered rubidium with Gustav Kirchhoff.

Bunsen developed several gas-analytical methods, was a pioneer in photochemistry, and did early work in the field of organo-arsenic chemistry. With his laboratory assistant, Peter Desaga, he developed the Bunsen burner.

The Bunsen–Kirchhoff Award for spectroscopy is named after Bunsen and Kirchhoff.[1]


Obituary (1811-1899)[2]

"...is announced at Heidelberg, on Wednesday, of Professor R. W. Bunsen, at the age of eighty-eight. He was born at Gottingen in 1811, where, in 1831, he took his degree of P. h.D., afterwards studying for some years at Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Professor Bunsen's name has been stamped upon history by more than one invention of the foremost importance. In conjunction with Professor Kirchhoff he brought spectrum analysis, which day by day becomes more useful to scientists,..."More.


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