Ivan Horbachevsky

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Ivan Yakovych Horbachevsky
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Born(1854-05-05)5 May 1854
Died24 May 1942(1942-05-24) (aged 88)
NationalityAustria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Scientific career
InstitutionsCharles University of Prague
Ukrainian Free University

Ivan Horbachevsky (Ukrainian: Іван Якович Горбачевський, Ivan Jakovyč Horbačevskyj; 5 May 1854, Zarubińce – 24 May 1942, Prague) also known as Jan Horbaczewski, Johann Horbaczewski or Ivan Horbaczewski, was an eminent Austrian chemist and politician of Ukrainian origin.

From 1872 to 1878 he studied medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 1883 he was appointed extraordinary professor and, in 1884, ordinary professor at the University of Prague by the Emperor, and was the rector of the same university for a time, he is particularly known for his contributions in organic chemistry and biochemistry. He was the first to synthesize glycine, he also noticed that aminoacids were building blocks of proteins. Horbachevsky worked in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Ukraine. In Imperial Austria, he was appointed minister of public health in the summer of 1918, heading the first health ministry in Europe.

External links[edit]

  • Biographie in http://portal.unesco.org/
  • Выдающиеся химики мира: Биогр.справочник/В.Волков,Е.Вонский,Г.Кузнецова.-М.,1991.
  • Віталій Абліцов «Галактика «Україна». Українська діаспора: видатні постаті» – К.: КИТ, 2007. - 436 с.
Ivan Horbaczewski Commemorative Plaque in Vienna