Thorium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Jöns Berzelius
  • Place of discovery: Sweden
  • Date of discovery: 1829
  • Origin of name : named after "Thor", the mythological Scandinavian god of war.

Thorium was discovered by Berzelius in 1828 in a mineral given to him by the Reverend Has Morten Thrane Esmark.

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