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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 170,039 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Adolf Butenandt is the 54th most popular chemist (up from 55th in 2019), the 436th most popular biography from Germany (up from 471st in 2019) and the 12th 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 54 out of 509Before him are Joseph Black, Francis William Aston, Tu Youyou, Julius Lothar Meyer, Paul Sabatier, and Fritz Pregl. After him are Hans Fischer, Kurt Alder, Jacques Monod, Melvin Calvin, Claude Louis Berthollet, and Kary Mullis.

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Among people born in 1903, Adolf Butenandt ranks 21Before him are Galeazzo Ciano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Rudolf Abel, Andrey Kolmogorov, Yasujirō Ozu, and Anaïs Nin. After him are C. F. Powell, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Nikolai Podgorny, Karl Hanke, Alec Douglas-Home, and Jan Tinbergen. Among people deceased in 1995, Adolf Butenandt ranks 13Before him are Michael Ende, Eugene Wigner, Konrad Zuse, Gunnar Nordahl, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Mikhail Botvinnik. After him are William Alfred Fowler, Dean Martin, Alec Douglas-Home, Jonas Salk, Donald Pleasence, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 436 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Georg Faust (1480), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Roland Freisler (1893), Victoria of Baden (1862), Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808), and Albrecht Kossel (1853). After him are Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Hans Fischer (1881), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), Walther von Reichenau (1884), and Bernhard von Bülow (1849).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Butenandt ranks 12Before him are Justus von Liebig (1803), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), and Julius Lothar Meyer (1830). After him are Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Windaus (1876), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780).