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Archibald Couper
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Born in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow
Born on 31st of March 1831
Died on 11th of March 1892

Born 1831. Died 1892 - Scottish organic chemist.


Studied classics and philosophy before turning to chemistry. Studied in Paris. About to present paper on assigning formulae to organic compounds but another chemist published first. Returned to Edinburgh and suffered permanent depressive illness. His work was given belated recognition.

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