Chemist, Deceased Person
1806 – 1873
Who was Otto Unverdorben?
In 1826 at the age of 20, Unverdorben discovered aniline, which he obtained from the distillation of natural vegetable indigo. He called his discovery Crystallin. Aniline is important in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. In 1829 he returned to his hometown of Dahme/Mark and became successful in the cigar industry.
Today the Otto-Unverdorben Dahme-Oberschule is named in his honor.
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