Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer, (31 October 1835, Berlin - August 20, 1917, Bavaria), German chemist. He is the student of Bunsen and Kekule. He became a professor at the Universities of Strasburg and Munich. As a specialist in organic chemistry, he first made researches on urea and cacodylin mixtures, then in 1871 discovered phenolftalein. In 1880, he performed indigo synthesis. In 1905 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and in 1910 he was elected a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

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