Adolf Butenandt

1903 - 1995

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Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt (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 121,775 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Adolf Butenandt is the 55th most popular chemist, the 471st most popular biography from Germany (down from 396th in 2019) and the 15th 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 55 out of 510Before him are Alfred Werner, Richard Willstätter, Paul Karrer, Claude Louis Berthollet, Hermann Staudinger, and Gertrude B. Elion. After him are Fritz Pregl, Theodor Svedberg, Karl Ziegler, Michel Eugène Chevreul, John Stith Pemberton, and Gerty Cori.

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Among people born in 1903, Adolf Butenandt ranks 24Before him are John Dillinger, Alec Douglas-Home, Jiro Horikoshi, Anaïs Nin, Rudolf Abel, and Jan Tinbergen. After him are Hans Jonas, Bing Crosby, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Karl Hanke, Georg Elser, and Kane Tanaka. Among people deceased in 1995, Adolf Butenandt ranks 15Before him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Anatoly Dyatlov, Gunnar Nordahl, Dean Martin, Eugene Wigner, and Alec Douglas-Home. After him are Edward Bernays, Louis Malle, Donald Pleasence, Patricia Highsmith, Hannes Alfvén, and Jonas Salk.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 471 out of 5,289Before him are Kurt Meyer (1910), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), and Gerda Taro (1910). After him are George Grosz (1893), Hans Jonas (1903), Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor (1075), Patrick Süskind (1949), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), and Albert the Bear (1100).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 15Before him are August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Robert Bunsen (1811), Richard Willstätter (1872), and Hermann Staudinger (1881). After him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Hans Fischer (1881), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Adolf Windaus (1876), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), and Felix Hoffmann (1868).