- Ge·org [gey-awrk] /geɪˈɔrk/, 1877–1947, German sculptor.
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Ultimately, Kolbe came out later that year and was the first Republican in the House to voluntarily identify as gay.History’s Progressive Gay Politicians that Paved the Way for Mike Michaud
November 5, 2013
Father Kolbe was still alive in the cell two weeks later, after the others had all died.My Visit To Hell
January 30, 2009
Kolbe the chemist died at Leipzig on the 25th of November 1884.Metapsychical Phenomena
The greater part, if not the whole, of the salicylic acid of commerce is now obtained by a method invented by Professor Kolbe.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
I thought this animal might be the same as that which Kolbe mentions by the name of the tiger-wolf.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Dr. Kolbe saw the Hottentots plastering their arrows with the poison of the hooded snake.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
Williamson insisted on plain, simple formulæ, without commas, without the buckles of Kolbe or the brackets of Gerhardt.
- German chemist who was the first to synthesize an organic compound from inorganic materials (1843-45). He also developed an electrolytic procedure for the preparation of alkanes, and in 1859 synthesized salicylic acid from coal tar, which laid the foundation for the development of aspirin.
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