Phosphorus was the 13th element to be discovered. For this reason, and also
due to its use in explosives, poisons and ...
Phosphorus was first discovered in 1669 by German physician Hennig Brand (ca.
1630-92). Brand is somewhat famous in chemistry. He is sometimes called the ...
Phosphorus. Phosphorus is the first element to be discovered having an
historical register. In 1669, a German merchant called Henning Brand obtained ...
In theory, you could make your own matches using ye olde alchemical recipe for phosphorus
(it was supposed to produce -- you guessed it -- gold), which involves collecting a vat of urine, allowing it to sit to the point of putrefaction, and then boiling it down into a p... More »
Jan 5, 2015 ... Hennig Brand, a German, discovered phosphorus quite by accident in 1669
while processing urine in search of a compound that would turn ...
Dec 17, 2009 ... German alchemist tries to make gold from urine - and discovers phosphorus by
mistake. From "Big Questions" television science series, ...
Phosphorus was discovered in 1669 by Hennig Brand, who prepared it from
urine. Not less than 50-60 buckets per experiment in fact, each of which required
Named from the Greek word phosphoros ("bringer of light"), elemental
Phosphorus is not found in its elemental form ...
Discovery of the element Phosphorus is the earliest for which its discoverer is
known, although details of earlier discoveries of elements may have been lost.