Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1826-07-17
Death 1902-09-06
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

One of the original students at the Royal College of Chemistry and became assistant to A. H. Hofmann (F. R. S. 1851); demonstrator of Chemistry at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1851, and lecturer on Chemistry at Royal Military Academy at Woolwich 1852; ordnance chemist at Woolwich, 1854, and chemist to War Department there, 1856; chief official authority on explosives and with James Dewar invented cordite 1889; Fellow of the Royal Society 1860; Royal Medal, 1877; president of Chemical Society, 1875-1877; president of Institute of Chemistry, 1881-1882; president of Iron and Steel Institute 1891; Bessemer medallist; Telford medallist; C. B. 1877; Knighted 1883; K. C. B. 1891. Baronet 1893. G. C. V. O. 1901.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1863-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300157

1851-1855 Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy; 1854-1888 Chemist War Department; 1888-1891 President, Special Committee on Explosives.

Epithet: chemist

Title: 1st Baronet

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Subjects:

  • Explosives (Technology)

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Bombay, India (as recorded)
  • Parsee Cemetery, Woking, England (as recorded)
  • Wadia Mausoleum, Woking, England (as recorded)