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Martin Heinrich Klaproth


Chemist, born in Wernigerode, C Germany. He learnt chemistry as an apprentice to an apothecary, and did much to develop analytical chemistry. He was able to deduce, but not isolate, the elements uranium (1786), zirconium (1789), strontium, and titanium. He was appointed the first professor of chemistry in the new University of Berlin (1810).

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