Bismuth: historical information

Bismuth was discovered by Known since ancient times at no data in not known. Origin of name: from the German word "bisemutum".

In early times bismuth was confused with tin and lead. So although bismuth had been discussed many times before, Claude Geoffroy the Younger showed it to be distinct from lead in 1753.

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