Albrecht Kossel

1853 - 1927

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Ludwig Karl Martin Leonhard Albrecht Kossel (German pronunciation: [ˈalbʁɛçt ˈkɔsl̩] (listen); 16 September 1853 – 5 July 1927) was a German biochemist and pioneer in the study of genetics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1910 for his work in determining the chemical composition of nucleic acids, the genetic substance of biological cells. Kossel isolated and described the five organic compounds that are present in nucleic acid: adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, and uracil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albrecht Kossel has received more than 136,095 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Albrecht Kossel is the 52nd most popular biologist (down from 50th in 2019), the 568th most popular biography from Germany (down from 505th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Biologist.

Albrecht Kossel was a German biochemist who was most famous for his work in determining the chemical composition of nucleic acids.

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Among biologists, Albrecht Kossel ranks 52 out of 844Before him are Robert Brown, Christian de Duve, Theodor Schwann, Hans Spemann, Hugo de Vries, and Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin. After him are Ernst Mayr, Vladimir Vernadsky, François Jacob, John Edward Gray, Herman Boerhaave, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire.

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Among people born in 1853, Albrecht Kossel ranks 13Before him are Aleksei Brusilov, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, and Ferdinand Hodler. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Errico Malatesta, Hans Christian Gram, Alphonse Bertillon, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, and Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein. Among people deceased in 1927, Albrecht Kossel ranks 9Before him are Juan Gris, Ferdinand I of Romania, Willem Einthoven, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlota of Mexico, and Gaston Leroux. After him are Jerome K. Jerome, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Hugo Ball, Andranik, Georg Brandes, and Kang Youwei.

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Among people born in Germany, Albrecht Kossel ranks 568 out of 5,289Before him are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Sophia of Nassau (1836), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), and Ulrich von Hutten (1488). After him are Johann Tetzel (1460), Rupert, King of Germany (1352), Henning von Tresckow (1901), August Schleicher (1821), Simon Marius (1573), and Hans Morgenthau (1904).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Albrecht Kossel ranks 8Before him are Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), August Weismann (1834), Harald zur Hausen (1936), Theodor Schwann (1810), and Hans Spemann (1869). After him are Ernst Mayr (1904), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), Julius Richard Petri (1852), Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795), and Bernard Katz (1911).