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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 144,987 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Albrecht Kossel is the 35th most popular biologist (up from 52nd in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from Germany (up from 568th in 2019) and the 5th 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 35 out of 841Before him are Jules Bordet, Dian Fossey, Charles Richet, Theodor Schwann, Yoshinori Ohsumi, and Harald zur Hausen. After him are Karl von Frisch, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Christian de Duve, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ada Yonath, and Richard Owen.

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Among people born in 1853, Albrecht Kossel ranks 9Before him are Hendrik Lorentz, Wilhelm Ostwald, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Larsson, and Chulalongkorn. After him are Aleksei Brusilov, José Martí, Vladimir Solovyov, Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, Ferdinand Hodler, and Errico Malatesta. Among people deceased in 1927, Albrecht Kossel ranks 8Before him are Isadora Duncan, Willem Einthoven, Ferdinand I of Romania, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Juan Gris, and Carlota of Mexico. After him are Gaston Leroux, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Andranik, Hugo Ball, Kang Youwei, and Edward B. Titchener.

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Among people born in Germany, Albrecht Kossel ranks 435 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886), Johann Georg Faust (1480), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Roland Freisler (1893), Victoria of Baden (1862), and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria (1808). After him are Adolf Butenandt (1903), Helmuth von Moltke the Younger (1848), Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1750), Hans Fischer (1881), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), and Walther von Reichenau (1884).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Germany

Among biologists born in Germany, Albrecht Kossel ranks 5Before him are Ernst Haeckel (1834), Maria Sibylla Merian (1647), Theodor Schwann (1810), and Harald zur Hausen (1936). After him are August Weismann (1834), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Hans Spemann (1869), Peter Simon Pallas (1741), Ernst Mayr (1904), Bernard Katz (1911), and Julius Richard Petri (1852).