Jacob Spielmann nsIn chemistry, Jacob Spielmann (1722-1783) was a French chemist, professor of chemistry at Strasbourg University from 1749 to circa 1780, notable for being German polymath Johann Goethe’s chemistry teacher in 1770-71. [1] Spielmann was one of the last French chemists who supported the phlogiston theory. [2] Spielmann could have been the role model for the Captain in Goethe's human affinity table.

Spielmann was a student of phlogiston era chemists, Germans Johann Pott (1692-1777), Andreas Marggraff (1709-1782), and Johann Henckel (1678-1744), and most notably French chemist and affinity table creator Étienne Geoffroy (1672-1731). [2]

1. (a) Duntzer, Heinrich. (1884). Life of Goethe, Volumes 1-2 (pg. 109). Estes.
(b) Magnus, Rudolf and Schmid, Gunther. (2004). Goethe as a Scientist (pg. 15-16). Kessinger Publishing.
2. Spielmann, Jacob R. (1783). Pharmacopoeia Generalis (abs). Strasburg.

External links
‚óŹ Jacob Reinbold Spielmann (German → English) – Wikipedia.