Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Liebig, Justus, Baron von
LIEBIG, JUSTUS, BARON VON (lē'big), a German chemist; born in Darmstadt, May 12, 1803. In 1826 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry in the University of Giessen, and there set up the first chemical laboratory for experimental instruction. His treatises and memoirs on theoretical and practical chemistry are very numerous, and are of exceptional value. Among his writings on the chemistry of agriculture are “Principles of Agricultural Chemistry” (1855); “Theory and Practice of Farming” (1856); “Scientific Letters on Modern Farming” (1859). He died in Munich, April 18, 1873.