Carl Bosch

1874 - 1940

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Carl Bosch (German pronunciation: [kaʁl ˈbɔʃ] ; 27 August 1874 – 26 April 1940) was a German chemist and engineer and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He was a pioneer in the field of high-pressure industrial chemistry and founder of IG Farben, at one point the world's largest chemical company.He also developed the Haber–Bosch process, important for the large-scale synthesis of fertilizers and explosives. It is estimated that one-third of annual global food production uses ammonia from the Haber–Bosch process, and that this supports nearly half of the world's population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Bosch has received more than 457,873 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Carl Bosch is the 38th most popular chemist (down from 37th in 2019), the 311th most popular biography from Germany (up from 339th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Chemist.

Carl Bosch is most famous for inventing the process of high-pressure chemical synthesis of ammonia.

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Over the past year Carl Bosch has had the most page views in the with 71,302 views, followed by German (47,536), and Japanese (22,208). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (239.32%), Simple English (139.59%), and Waray (71.06%)


Among chemists, Carl Bosch ranks 38 out of 602Before him are Walther Nernst, Robert Bunsen, Henrik Dam, Tu Youyou, John Stith Pemberton, and Gertrude B. Elion. After him are Henri Moissan, August Kekulé, Valery Legasov, Adolf von Baeyer, Adolf Butenandt, and Gerty Cori.

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Among people born in 1874, Carl Bosch ranks 16Before him are Johannes Stark, Max Scheler, Edward Thorndike, Gertrude Stein, Alexander Kolchak, and António Egas Moniz. After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sunjong of Korea, Nikolai Berdyaev, G. K. Chesterton, Talaat Pasha, and W. Somerset Maugham. Among people deceased in 1940, Carl Bosch ranks 11Before him are Walter Benjamin, Neville Chamberlain, J. J. Thomson, Mikhail Bulgakov, Robert Wadlow, and Nikolai Yezhov. After him are Peter Behrens, Arthur Harden, Emma Goldman, Manuel Azaña, Verner von Heidenstam, and Ze'ev Jabotinsky.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Bosch ranks 311 out of 7,253Before him are Sepp Dietrich (1892), Baldur von Schirach (1907), Henry the Lion (1129), Christian III of Denmark (1503), Hans von Aachen (1552), and Karen Horney (1885). After him are August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Theodor Heuss (1884), Julius Streicher (1885), Georgy Lvov (1861), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), and Johann Friedrich Struensee (1737).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Carl Bosch ranks 8Before him are Otto Hahn (1879), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Emil Fischer (1852), Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), and Robert Bunsen (1811). After him are August Kekulé (1829), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Adolf Windaus (1876), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), and Otto Diels (1876).