Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817)


German chemist born in Wernigerode, in December 1st 1743, and died in Berlin, in January 1st 1817.

Still a pharmacy student established his laboratory in Berlin, in 1775. Discovered uranium in pitchblende and zirconium in zircon. Verified the discovery of titanium and studied tellurium. In 1802 became Chemistry Professor at the University of Berlin.