Christian Gmelin

German mineralogist and professor of chemistry, University of Tübingen, Germany

Christian Gottlob Gmelin (12 October 1792 – 13 May 1860) was a German chemist. He was born in Tübingen, Germany. He was a grandson of Johann Konrad Gmelin and a great-grandson of Johann Georg Gmelin.

Christian Gmelin


Christian was born in October 12, 1792. He was born in Tübingen, Germany. In 1818, Gmelin was one of the first to observe that lithium salts give a bright red color in a flame.[1] Gmelin later died in Tübingen, Germany, where he spent his entire life. He died on May 13, 1860.[2]


  1. The Quarterly journal of science, literature and art. 1828.
  2. "Digitale Bibliothek - Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum". Retrieved 2020-10-20.