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Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand

Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand (20 October 1826 – 5 November 1897) was a Swedish mineralogist and chemist.

Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand
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Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand
Born(1826-10-20)20 October 1826
Died5 November 1897(1897-11-05) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Lund
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Lund

Blomstrand was born in Växjö, Sweden and studied chemistry at the University of Lund, where he received his Ph.D in 1850 and his habilitation in 1854. After an expedition to Spitsbergen and a being a lecturer at the Elementary Technical School of Malmö.[1][2] he became professor for chemistry 1862 at the University of Lund.

Blomstrand was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1861.

The island Blomstrandhalvøya and the glacier Blomstrandbreen on Spitsbergen are named after him.[3]


  • Blomstrand, Kristian Vilhelm (1869). Die Chemie der Jetztzeit: vom Standpunkte der electrochemischen Auffassung, aus Berzelius Lehre entwickelt. ISBN 978-1-144-80510-2.
  • Kemper, R. (1869). "Die Chemie der Jetztzeit vom Standpunkte der elektrochemischen Auffassung aus Berzelius Lehre entwickelt von C. W. Blomstrand. XIV. u. 417 S. Heidelberg, Carl Winter 1869". Archiv der Pharmazie. 189 (1–2): 173–175. doi:10.1002/ardp.18691890162.


  1. ^ House Of Commons, Great Britain. Parliament (1869). House of Commons papers.
  2. ^ Klason, Peter (1897). "Christian Wilhelm Blomstrand". Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft. 30 (3): 3227–3241. doi:10.1002/cber.189703003152.
  3. ^ "Blomstrandbreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 4 March 2013.