Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hofmann, August Wilhelm
HOFMANN, AUGUST WILHELM, a German chemist; born in Giessen, April 8, 1818. After obtaining the degree of doctor of philosophy, he became assistant to Liebig in the laboratory at Giessen. It was in the course of researches that from coal-products he obtained aniline. His “Introduction to Modern Chemistry” led to great reforms in the teaching of chemistry. He died May 5, 1892.