Adolf Butenandt

1903 - 1995

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Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (German pronunciation: [ˈaːdɔlf ˈbuːtənant] ; 24 March 1903 – 18 January 1995) was a German biochemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his "work on sex hormones." He initially rejected the award in accordance with government policy, but accepted it in 1949 after World War II. He was President of the Max Planck Society from 1960 to 1972. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Butenandt has received more than 187,174 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Adolf Butenandt is the 43rd most popular chemist (up from 54th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from Germany (up from 436th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Chemist.

Adolf Butenandt was a German biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his work on sex hormones. He was the first to isolate estrone and testosterone from animal tissues.

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Among chemists, Adolf Butenandt ranks 43 out of 602Before him are Gertrude B. Elion, Carl Bosch, Henri Moissan, August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, and Adolf von Baeyer. After him are Gerty Cori, Kurt Alder, Alfred Werner, Paul Sabatier, Friedrich Bergius, and Frederick Sanger.

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Among people born in 1903, Adolf Butenandt ranks 16Before him are Habib Bourguiba, C. F. Powell, Fernandel, Yasujirō Ozu, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Vladimir Horowitz. After him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Kane Tanaka, Jan Tinbergen, Anaïs Nin, Mustafa Barzani, and Galeazzo Ciano. Among people deceased in 1995, Adolf Butenandt ranks 9Before him are Gilles Deleuze, Juan Manuel Fangio, Eugene Wigner, Michael Ende, Mikhail Botvinnik, and Emmanuel Levinas. After him are Gunnar Nordahl, Konrad Zuse, Dean Martin, Harold Wilson, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Maurizio Gucci.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 336 out of 7,253Before him are Einhard (770), Karl Haushofer (1869), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), and Ludolph van Ceulen (1540). After him are Ferdinand I of Romania (1865), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Emil Nolde (1867), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), and Katharina von Bora (1498).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 11Before him are Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), August Kekulé (1829), and Adolf von Baeyer (1835). After him are Adolf Windaus (1876), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), and Julius Lothar Meyer (1830).