Gustaf Erik Pasch was a Swedish inventor and professor of chemistry at Karolinska institute in Stockholm and inventor of the safety match. He was born in Norrköping, the son of a carpenter. He enrolled at Uppsala University in 1806 and graduated with a master’s degree in 1821. Pasch is mostly known for the safety match, but he was also involved with making waterproof concrete for the Göta Canal, manufacture of bank notes and growing of silk worms. He married Augusta Fredrika Vilhelmina Berg in 1827.
About Gustaf Erik Pasch
Inventor of the safety match who never profited from his work because, although it was safer and more reliable, they were also too expensive for most people. He also made waterproof concrete for the Göta Canal and grew silk worms.
He graduated Sweden’s Uppsala University in 1806.
In 1827, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
He got married to Augusta Fredrika Vilhelmina Berg in 1827.
Like William Herschel, he was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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