CHEMIST

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen

1895 - 1973

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Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (Finnish: [ˈɑrtːuri ˈʔilmɑri ˈʋirtɑnen] (listen); 15 January 1895 – 11 November 1973) was a Finnish chemist and recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his research and inventions in agricultural and nutrition chemistry, especially for his fodder preservation method".He invented AIV silage which improved milk production and a method of preserving butter, the AIV salt, which led to increased Finnish butter exports. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Artturi Ilmari Virtanen has received more than 91,991 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Artturi Ilmari Virtanen is the 103rd most popular chemist (down from 85th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Finland (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Chemist.

Artturi Ilmari Virtanen is best known for his work on the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ranks 103 out of 510Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Otto Diels, Ernst Chain, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner. After him are Yves Chauvin, Johan Gadolin, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Robert Robinson, Willard Libby, and William Giauque.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1895, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ranks 48Before him are Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Ludvík Svoboda, Dorothea Lange, Ragnar Frisch, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, Vasily Blokhin, William Giauque, Lázaro Cárdenas, Augusto César Sandino, and Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia. Among people deceased in 1973, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ranks 40Before him are A. S. Neill, Walter Rudolf Hess, Ragnar Frisch, Luis Carrero Blanco, Lex Barker, and Jean-Pierre Melville. After him are Gerard Kuiper, Ingeborg Bachmann, Howard H. Aiken, Frank Costello, W. H. Auden, and Amílcar Cabral.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ranks 16 out of 509Before him are Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870), Elias Lönnrot (1802), and Arto Paasilinna (1942). After him are Risto Ryti (1889), Mikael Agricola (1510), Johan Gadolin (1760), Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia (1917), George Gaynes (1917), and Vissarion Belinsky (1811).

Among CHEMISTS In Finland

Among chemists born in Finland, Artturi Ilmari Virtanen ranks 1After him are Johan Gadolin (1760).