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Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz (German pronunciation: [ˈfriːdrɪç ˈaʊɡʊst ˈkekuːle fɔn ʃtraˈdoːnɪts]) (7 September 1829 – 13 Julie 1896) wis a German organic chemist.

  1. Russell, Colin (2003). Edward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy and Conspiracy in Victorian England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-54581-5. It may be noticed in passing that the connection once made between Kolbe's cautious attitude to molecular structure and his alleged agnosticism in religion now seems thoroughly misplaced. Kolbe, son of a Lutheran pastor and apparently sharing his faith, is in sharp contrast to his rivals who were 'younger upper-middle class urban liberals and agnostics, such as Kekule'. 
August Kekulé
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August Kekulé
Born 7 September 1829(1829-09-07)
Darmstadt, Grand Duchy o Hesse
Died 13 Julie 1896(1896-07-13) (aged 66)
Bonn, German Empire
Naitionality Germany
Kent for Theory o chemical structur
Tetravalence o carbon
Structur o benzene
Awairds Copley Medal (1885)
Scientific career
Institutions Varsity o Heidelberg
Varsity o Ghent
Varsity o Bonn
Doctoral students Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff,
Hermann Emil Fischer,
Adolf von Baeyer,
Richard Anschütz
Influences Alexander Williamson
Charles Gerhardt
Auguste Laurent
William Odling
Charles Adolphe Wurtz