LEHMAN Gottlieb( chemist and geologist)
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Lehman Johann Gottlieb (4. VII. 1719 - 22. I. 1767) - A chemist and geologist, a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences (from 1754), academician of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (from 1761). Born in Langenhennersdorfe (near Pirna). He studied in Leipzig (since 1738) and Wittenberg (Doctor of Medicine, 1741) universities. Practitioner since 1745 in Dresden. In 1750 he moved to Berlin. In 1761 at the invitation of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, arrived in St. Petersburg and was appointed professor of chemistry and head of the chemical laboratory of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Killed in the laboratory at pairs of arsenic poisoning.
Describe (1766) a number of Russian minerals including wolframite and natural lead chromate. Author of several books on chemistry.