Well-known for his synthesis from the materials indigo, fluorescein, and phenolphthalein, von Baeyer received the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He also gained the 1912 Elliott Cresson Medal as well as the 1881 Davey Medal. He examined physics and mathematics at Berlin School and later gained a doctorate in chemistry in the same organization. He trained at both School of Strasbourg as well as the School of Munich. His relationship to Adelheid Bendemann created three children. Within the 1850s, he proved helpful in the lab from the prominent chemist August Kekule.