1869-01-09 - 1910-04-03
Richard Wilhelm Heinrich Abegg was born 1869-01-09 in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland).
Studies in Tübingen, Kiel and Berlin.
In 1891 he obtained his PhD at Berlin university (organic chemistry, August Wilhelm von Hofmann).
1891 - 1894 physicochemical studies in Leipzig and Stockholm.
1894 he became assistant of Walther Nernst in Göttingen. 
Marriage with Lina Simon at Kirn a. d. Nahe 1895-06-01. [55, 56]
Spring 1896 the Nernst and Abegg families travel together to the Riviera (Italy). 
Winter 1896/1897 voyage to India and Ceylon. [72c]
His favorite pastimes were travelling, ballooning, skiing and taking photographs.
1899-05-09 Antrittsvorlesung university of Breslau.
PhD supervisor of Clara Immerwahr (she studied physics in Breslau 1896 - 1900; first wife of Fritz Haber).
1901 Editor Z. Elektrochem.  Z.E. 7, 389-390, 1900/1901. Extraordinary professor university of Breslau.
1902/1904 Theory of valence.
1905 Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie (Hirzel, Leipzig)
1907 committee for the celebration of the 50th birthday of Svante Arrhenius in 1909. 
1909 Ordinary professor Technische Hochschule Breslau.
Richard Abegg died 1910-04-03 in Tessin, district of Köslin, Pommern (Pomerania, now Koszalin, Poland) at age 41 in a crash of his gas balloon "Schlesien".
Photograph (Heliogr. Meisenbach Riffarth & Co., Berlin.) taken from Ref. 
 Svante Arrhenius. Richard Abegg. Z. Elektrochem. 16(14):554-557, 1910 (obituary, with photograph)
 Th. Des Coudres. Richard Abegg. Phys. Z. 11(10):425-429, 1910 (obituary), 11(14):655-656, 1910 (comment by A. Ladenburg and reply by Th. Des Coudres)
 W. Nernst. Richard Abegg. Chem. Ber. 46(4):619-628, 1913 (obituary, with photograph and bibliography)
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