Cerium: historical information
- Discoveror: Wilhelm von Hisinger, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Martin Klaproth
- Place of discovery: Sweden, Germany
- Date of discovery: 1803
- Origin of name : named after the asteroid Ceres which discovered in 1801, 2 years before the element.
Cerium was discovered in 1803 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Wilhelm Hisinger and independently by Martin Klaproth. It was isolated from a mineral from an iron mine at Bastn°s.