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Hofmann, August Wilhelm [formerly Georg Christian Wilhelm August Hofmann], Baron von Hofmann in the Prussian nobility (1818–1892), chemist, was born in Giessen (in the state of Hesse) on 8 April 1818, the youngest of the six children of Johann Philipp Hofmann (1776–1843)...

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Stahl, Peter (d. c. 1675), chemist and physician, was born in Strasbourg, then in western Prussia. His family background and education are wholly obscure, except that by religion he was a Lutheran. Like many chemists of the Paracelsian school, he led an itinerant lifestyle: he was town physician at ...

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Thudichum, John Louis William [formerly Ludwig Johann Wilhelm] (1829–1901), physician and chemist, was born on 27 August 1829 at Büdingen, Hesse, Germany, the eldest son of Georg Thudichum (1794–1873), Lutheran minister, Greek scholar, and founder and principal of Büdingen Gymnasium, and his wife, ...

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Vogt, Marthe Louise (1903–2003), pharmacologist and neurochemist, was born on 8 September 1903 in Berlin, Germany, the elder daughter of Oskar Vogt (1870–1959) and his wife, Cécile, née Mugnier (1875–1962), both neurologists. Oskar Vogt came from a Lutheran family in Schleswig-Holstein and Cécile...