Friedrich Wöhler (31 Julie 1800 – 23 September 1882) wis a German chemist, best kent for his seenthesis o urea, but an aa the first tae isolate several chemical elements.

Friedrich Wöhler
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Friedrich Wöhler c. 1856
Born31 Julie 1800(1800-07-31)
Eschersheim, Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, Haly Roman Empire
Died23 September 1882(1882-09-23) (aged 82)
Göttingen, German Empire
Kent forWöhler seenthesis o urea
AwairdsCopley Medal (1872)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic chemistry
InstitutionsPolytechnic Schuil in Berlin
Polytechnic Schuil at Kassel
Varsity o Göttingen
Doctoral advisorLeopold Gmelin
Jöns Jakob Berzelius
Doctoral studentsHeinrich Limpricht
Rudolph Fittig
Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe
Georg Ludwig Carius
Albert Niemann
Vojtěch Šafařík
Carl Schmidt
Theodor Zincke
Ither notable studentsAugustus Voelcker[1]
Wilhelm Kühne


  1. Goddard, Nicholas (2004). "Voelcker, (John Christopher) Augustus (1822–1884)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28345. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.) The first edition of this text is available as an article on Wikisource:   "Voelcker, John Christopher Augustus" . Dictionary o Naitional Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.