Adolf Butenandt

1903 - 1995

Adolf Butenandt

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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Butenandt has received more than 106,869 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 55th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Adolf Butenandt ranks 55 out of 473Before him are Richard Willstätter, Hans Fischer, Theodor Svedberg, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Tu Youyou, and Frederick Soddy. After him are Hermann Staudinger, Claude Louis Berthollet, Leopold Ružička, Melvin Calvin, Odd Hassel, and Karl Ziegler.

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Among people born in 1903, Adolf Butenandt ranks 19Before him are Fernandel, Vladimir Horowitz, Andrey Kolmogorov, John Dillinger, Galeazzo Ciano, and Jan Tinbergen. After him are Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, Hans Jonas, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Fahri Korutürk, and Karl Hanke. Among people deceased in 1995, Adolf Butenandt ranks 12Before him are Michael Ende, Emmanuel Levinas, Konrad Zuse, Mikhail Botvinnik, Eugene Wigner, and Gunnar Nordahl. After him are Dean Martin, Hannes Alfvén, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Donald Pleasence, Lana Turner, and Fred Perry.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 396 out of 3,763Before him are Martin Behaim (1459), Karl Schwarzschild (1873), Joachim Gauck (1940), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), and Otto Frank (1889). After him are Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Kurt Weill (1900), Richard Dedekind (1831), Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), and Friedrich Fromm (1888).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 13Before him are Robert Bunsen (1811), August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Richard Willstätter (1872), and Hans Fischer (1881). After him are Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), Adolf Windaus (1876), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), and Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795).

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