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Carl Wilhelm Scheele

* 1742 in Stralsund/Swedish Pomerania
+ 1786 in Köping/Sweden


Carl Wilhelm Scheele           Carl Wilhelm Scheele

Carl Wilhelm Scheele was a Swedish Pomeranian and German pharmaceutical chemist.
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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