Index by Year of Birth
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
* 1742 in Stralsund/Swedish
+ 1786 in Köping/Sweden
Carl Wilhelm Scheele was a Swedish Pomeranian and German
He made a number of chemical discoveries before others who are
generally given the credit.
For example, Scheele discovered oxygen (although Joseph Priestley
published his findings first),
and identified molybdenum, tungsten, barium, hydrogen, and
chlorine before Humphry Davy, among others.
He preferred speaking German to Swedish his whole life, as German
was commonly spoken among Swedish pharmacists.
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