Ludwig moon

Ludwig moon (* 7. May 1839 in Kassel; † 11. December 1909 in London) was a German/English chemist and Industrieller of Jewish descent.

Parents: Moritz B. Moon, buyer in Kassel, and Frida, geb. Loewenthal.

Moon buildup as a child of a Kasseler buyer family, visited the poly-technical school of his hometown and studied chemistry in Marburg and Heidelberg (among other things with Hermann Kolbe and Robert Bunsen; Member of the Corps Rhenania Heidelberg).

1862 it established itself in Widnes (England), where in a factory soda was manufactured in the Leblanc procedure. 1862-64 it led the building of a Sodafabrik in Utrecht. After the acquisition of a license for the production of soda in the again developed Solvay´ procedure for the soda production 1873 with J. took place. T. Brunner the establishment of the Brunner moon complete one. in Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire, starting from 1881 Brunner moon AG, whose technical manager became he.

After Ludwig moon is designated the moon gas.

Moon was also important art collecting tank and Mäzen. Its painting collection is today in British the museum in London.

Honors: Dr. h.c. the Universities of Padua (1892) and Heidelberg (1896), D. Sports club (hone.) in Oxon.


  • Sir Robert Ludwig moon (1867-1938), chemist and archaeologist;
  • Sir Alfred Moritz moon, starting from 1928 lord milk-rush OF long Ford (1868-1930), MP, 1920-21 English Minister for people welfare, name giver for the “World CONTROLLER” Mustapha moon in Aldous Huxleys good one new World.


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