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Carl Bosch

1874 - 1940

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Carl Bosch (German pronunciation: [kaʁl ˈbɔʃ] (listen); 27 August 1874 – 26 April 1940) was a German chemist and engineer and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Bosch has received more than 372,917 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Carl Bosch is the 37th most popular chemist (up from 38th in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from Germany (up from 364th in 2019) and the 10th most popular German Chemist.

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

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Among chemists, Carl Bosch ranks 37 out of 509Before him are Valery Legasov, John Stith Pemberton, Robert Bunsen, William Ramsay, Frederick Sanger, and Jan Baptist van Helmont. After him are Walther Nernst, Gertrude B. Elion, Henrik Dam, Ilya Prigogine, Frederick Soddy, and Victor Grignard.

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Among people born in 1874, Carl Bosch ranks 16Before him are Ernst Cassirer, Chaim Weizmann, Max Scheler, António Egas Moniz, Johannes Stark, and Alexander Kolchak. After him are W. Somerset Maugham, Sunjong of Korea, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Shackleton, and Nikolai Berdyaev. Among people deceased in 1940, Carl Bosch ranks 12Before him are Mikhail Bulgakov, Walter Benjamin, J. J. Thomson, Robert Wadlow, Nikolai Yezhov, and Emma Goldman. After him are Peter Behrens, Manuel Azaña, Gerda Wegener, Wladimir Köppen, Isaac Babel, and Julius Wagner-Jauregg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Bosch ranks 339 out of 6,142Before him are Otto Frank (1889), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Frederick I of Sweden (1676), and Christian III of Denmark (1503). After him are Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Franz Mesmer (1734), Fritz Sauckel (1894), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Katharina von Bora (1498), and Theodor Schwann (1810).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Carl Bosch ranks 10Before him are Emil Fischer (1852), Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), and Robert Bunsen (1811). After him are Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Windaus (1876), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), and Otto Diels (1876).