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Bergman, Torbern Olof, chemist, was born in 1735 at Katharinaberg, West Gothland. Having studied under Linnasus at Upsala, he became assistant professor of mathematics and physics there, and in 1767 professor of chemistry. He discovered oxalic acid, and was the first to classify minerals according to their chemical properties. He also experimented in electricity, giving the result in An Essay on Elective Affinities. He died in 1784 at Upsala.