Ludwig von Bogdandy

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Ludwig von Bogdandy (born February 10, 1930 in Berlin ; † May 5, 1996 in Linz ) was a German metallurgist and industry manager .


He is the son of the Hungarian-born chemist Stefan von Bogdándy and the father of Armin von Bogdandy .


Ludwig von Bogdandy was one of the leading scientists in the development of pioneering processes for iron and steel production. He completed his habilitation in 1959 at RWTH Aachen . There he was appointed associate professor in 1965 and in 1985 he received the title of Dr.-Ing. honorary. His professional career led him as a board member at Thyssen Niederrhein AG and as a director at Klöckner-Werke AG . From 1986 to 1988 he was a board member and from 1988 to 1992 chairman of the board of VOEST-Alpine Stahl AG . From 1990 to 1992 he was a board member of Austrian Industries AG . From November 12, 1993 he was the Hungarian honorary consul in Linz.

Every year at RWTH Aachen , an award named after von Bogdandy is presented to outstanding graduates in the field of metallurgical science.


  • The reduction of iron ores: scientific principles and technical implementation , Verl. Stahleisen, Düsseldorf 1967 (together with Hans-Jürgen Engell )
  • Application of deoxidation kinetics to the production of semi-killed steel , Verl. Stahleisen, Düsseldorf 1969
  • Current development tendencies in phosphor chemistry, Westdt. Verlag, Opladen 1986 (together with Marianne Baudler)

Individual evidence

  1. Colombo, Giancarlo; Kliemann, Horst (1994). "von Bogdandy, Ludwig". Who's Who in Germany . P. 2181

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