Alfred Werner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred Werner

Swiss chemist (1866-1919)

Date of Birth: 12-Dec-1866

Place of Birth: Mulhouse, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 15-Nov-1919

Profession: chemist, university teacher

Nationality: Switzerland, France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Alfred Werner

  • Alfred Werner (12 December 1866 – 15 November 1919) was a Swiss chemist who was a student at ETH Zurich and a professor at the University of Zurich.
  • He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913 for proposing the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes.
  • Werner developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry.
  • He was the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel prize, and the only one prior to 1973.

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