Theodor Curtius

Theodor Curtius

Theodor Curtius

Birth : Julius Wilhelm Theodor Curtius (1857-05-27)27 May 1857 Duisburg,German Confederation

Death : 8 February 1928(1928-02-08)(aged 70) Heidelberg,Germany

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Name Theodor Curtius
Birth (1857-05-27)27 May 1857 Duisburg,German Confederation
Birth Place Duisburg,German Confederation
Death (1928-02-08)(aged 70) Heidelberg,Germany
Died At Heidelberg,Germany
Nationality German
Institution University of Heidelberg)
Doctoral Advisor Hermann Kolbe

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He received his doctorate in 1882 in Leipzig.


After working from 1884 to 1886 for Adolf von Baeyer at the University of Munich, Curtius became the director of the analytical chemistry department at University of Erlangen until 1889.


In line with this success, Curtius was appointed Geheimer Regierungsrat (Privy Councillor) in 1895.


After a one-year appointment as the successor of the famous August Kekulé at Bonn University in 1897, Curtius succeeded Victor Meyer as Professor of Chemistry at his old university in Heidelberg in 1898, where he remained until his retirement in 1926.


In 1894 he founded the Kiel section of the Association of German and Austrian Alpinists, which he personally supported with gifts.


Theodor Curtius died in Heidelberg on 8 February 1928.


The Heidelberg University Archives has, in its possession, a photo album from 1907 marking the 25th anniversary of Theodor Curtius receiving his Doctorate.