Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz died this week on July 13 in the Lord's Year 1896. He was a man who lived a life for science and chemistry and the betterment of his field of work. He made revolutionary advancements through his theoretical and influential structural theory which involved carbon atoms and their valency. He developed a case of the measles which seems to have ultimately led to his untimely death. Friedrich Kekule gained the title "von Stradonitz" when Wilhelm II of Germany granted it to him for his scientific advancements. Kekule had four children.