Skip to main content

Lippmann, Edmund Oskar von


LIPPMANN, EDMUND OSKAR VON (1857–1940), German industrial chemist. He was born in Vienna and was director of sugar refineries in Duisburg (1881–86) and Halle (1890–1926). In 1926–32 he was honorary professor of chemical history in Halle. He wrote the standard books of his period on sugar, Chemie der Zuckerarten (19003), Geschichte des Zuckers (1890, 1900, 1929), and Entwickelungen der deutschen Zuckerindustrie von 18501900 (1900). He was a leading historian of chemistry, writing Entstehung und Ausbreitung der Alchemie (1919, 1931), Geschichte der Ruebe als Kulturpflanze (1925), Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften (two volumes, 1923), Geschichte des Wismuts zwischen 1400 und 1800 (1930), and others.


J.C. Poggendorff, Biographisch-literarisches Handwoerterbuch der exakten Naturwissenschaften, 7a (1959), 111.

[Samuel Aaron Miller]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Lippmann, Edmund Oskar von." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . 17 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Lippmann, Edmund Oskar von." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . (January 17, 2019).

"Lippmann, Edmund Oskar von." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved January 17, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.