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Valentin Rose the Elder

Valentin Rose the Elder (August 16, 1736 - April 28, 1771) was a German pharmacist and chemist who was a native of Neuruppin. He is remembered for creation of a fusible alloy known as Rose metal, which is comprised of lead, bismuth and tin.

Beginning in 1761, he was owner and manager of a laboratory and pharmacy in Berlin known as Zum Weißen Schwan (To White Swan). After his death in 1771, famed chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743-1817) became manager of the establishment. His son, also named Valentin Rose, was a noted pharmacist.


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