Adolf Windaus

1876 - 1959

Adolf Windaus

Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (25 December 1876 – 9 June 1959) was a German chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on sterols and their relation to vitamins. He was the doctoral advisor of Adolf Butenandt who also won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939. He was born in Berlin, Germany on December 25, 1876 to a family who owned a drapery business. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Windaus has received more than 37,119 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 64th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Adolf Windaus ranks 64 out of 473Before her are Leopold Ružička, Melvin Calvin, Odd Hassel, Karl Ziegler, Francis William Aston, and Richard Kuhn. After her are Gerty Cori, Arne Tiselius, Jan Baptist van Helmont, Gertrude B. Elion, Vladimir Prelog, and Michel Eugène Chevreul.

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Among people born in 1876, Adolf Windaus ranks 16Before her are 13th Dalai Lama, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Manuel de Falla, Pablo Casals, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Willis Carrier. After her are Róbert Bárány, Max Jacob, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Hermann Müller, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, and Kim Koo. Among people deceased in 1959, Adolf Windaus ranks 13Before her are Owen Willans Richardson, Billie Holiday, Gérard Philipe, Camilo Cienfuegos, Boris Vian, and Heitor Villa-Lobos. After her are George Grosz, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, Errol Flynn, Shirō Ishii, and Bohuslav Martinů.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Windaus ranks 424 out of 3,763Before her are Karl Ziegler (1898), Walter Schellenberg (1910), Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515), Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (1864), Conradin (1252), and Robert Ley (1890). After her are Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Gerda Taro (1910), Wilhelm List (1880), Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1784), Johann Gottfried Galle (1812), and Peter Simon Pallas (1741).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Windaus ranks 16Before her are Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hermann Staudinger (1881), and Karl Ziegler (1898). After her are Felix Hoffmann (1868), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Manfred Eigen (1927), and Otto Diels (1876).

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