Adolf Windaus

1876 - 1959

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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 42,662 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Adolf Windaus is the 72nd most popular chemist (down from 64th in 2019), the 529th most popular biography from Germany (down from 424th in 2019) and the 19th most popular German Chemist.

Adolf Windaus was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928 for his work on the structure of chlorophyll.

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Among chemists, Adolf Windaus ranks 72 out of 510Before her are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, George de Hevesy, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Hans Fischer, Johann Rudolf Glauber, and Kary Mullis. After her are Harold Urey, Melvin Calvin, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Arne Tiselius, and Felix Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1876, Adolf Windaus ranks 19Before her are 13th Dalai Lama, Willis Carrier, Maurice de Vlaminck, Manuel de Falla, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, and Róbert Bárány. After her are Hermann Müller, Maxim Litvinov, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, and Otto Diels. Among people deceased in 1959, Adolf Windaus ranks 16Before her are Boris Vian, Camilo Cienfuegos, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Billie Holiday, George Grosz, and Shirō Ishii. After her are Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, Edward C. Tolman, and Arthur Cecil Pigou.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Adolf Windaus ranks 529 out of 5,289Before her are Victoria of Baden (1862), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), and Hans von Bülow (1830). After her are Adolf Galland (1912), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Georg Büchner (1813), Julia Drusilla (16), Otto Strasser (1897), and Hans von Seeckt (1866).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Adolf Windaus ranks 19Before her are Richard Willstätter (1872), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Karl Ziegler (1898), Hans Fischer (1881), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604). After her are Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Otto Diels (1876), and Ernst Chain (1906).