Johan August Arfwedson
|Died||28 October 1841(aged 49)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
|Known for||Discovered lithium|
Life and work[change | change source]
Arfwedson was born in January 12, 1792. His family was very rich. His father was Jacob Arfwedson and his mother was Anna Elisabeth Holtermann. Arfwedson became a student at the Uppsala University in 1803. He completed a degree in Law in 1809 and a second degree in mineralogy in 1812. Later in the year, he received an position in the Royal Board of Mines.
The rare mineral arfvedsonite was named after him.
References[change | change source]
- Journal für Chemie und Physik (in German). Schrag'schen Buchhnadlung. 1817.