Arthur von Weinberg

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Arthur von Weinberg

Arthur von Weinberg (11 August 1860 in Frankfurt am Main – 20 March 1943 in the Theresienstadt Ghetto) was a German chemist and industrialist.

He was a co-owner of Cassella and later a co-founder, co-owner and member of the supervisory board and the administrative board of IG Farben. He was also a prominent philanthropist in Frankfurt. He founded the Arthur von Weinberg Foundation in 1909, was director of the Senckenberg Nature Research Society and was a co-founder of the Goethe University Frankfurt in 1914.

A member of a prominent Jewish-origined family of industrialists, he was a grandson of Ludwig Aaron Gans. In 1908 Arthur Weinberg and his brother Carl were ennobled by Emperor William II, and he received numerous other honours in Germany. In 1909 he married the Dutch widow Willemine Huygens. During the Nazi regime, Weinberg was forced out of his offices and for a time lived with his adopted daughters Marie and Charlotte, Countess Spreti in Bavaria. In 1942 he was arrested, and he died following a cholecystectomy in the Theresienstadt Ghetto at the age of 82. His ashes were scattered in the Eger river.[1][2][3]

Honours[edit]

The Arthur von Weinberg Bridge between Fechenheim and Offenbach-Bürgel, the Arthur von Weinberg Street in Frankfurt-Kalbach-Riedberg and the Arthur von Weinberg Park in Frankfurt-Niederrad are named in his honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heinrich Ritter, Werner Zeweck: Arthur von Weinberg 1860–1943 in memoriam. In: Chemische Berichte. Vol. 89 (1956), 6, pp. XIX–XLI, doi:10.1002/cber.19560890632
  2. ^ Weinberg, Arthur von: In: Winfried R. Pötsch (Federführung), Annelore Fischer, Wolfgang Müller: Lexikon bedeutender Chemiker. Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1988, ISBN 3-323-00185-0, p. 448.
  3. ^ Ernst Mack: Die Frankfurter Familie von Weinberg. Im Zeichen der Kornblumenblüten. Henrich, Frankfurt am Main 2000, ISBN 3-921606-55-1.

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