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Google Doodle celebrates Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge’s 225th birthday

Today, Google Doodle honours German analytical chemist Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge on his 225th birthday. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was the first person who identified caffeine and he was also the lover of coffee. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was born on February 8, 1794. He was a German chemist who analysed the chemical composition of coffee beans and isolated its active ingredient. From an early age, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge expressed his interest in chemistry and began experimenting as a teenager. One of his early experiments includes the effect of belladonna plant’s extract on dilating of pupils. Runge…

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