Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz

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Noun1.Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz - German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
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Dreaming of a circle of snakes, each with the tail of its neighbour in its mouth, led 19th-Century chemist Friedrich Kekule to uncover the structure of benzene by revealing the molecule was ringed rather than linear.