Carl Djerassi

1923 - 2015

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Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, playwright and co-founder of Djerassi Resident Artists Program with Diane Wood Middlebrook. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Djerassi has received more than 202,111 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Carl Djerassi is the 364th most popular chemist (down from 289th in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from Austria (down from 352nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Austrian Chemist.

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Among chemists, Carl Djerassi ranks 364 out of 510. Before him are George Washington Carver, William Nicholson, Otto Schott, Friedrich Stromeyer, Hermann von Fehling, and John William Draper. After him are André-Louis Debierne, Charles Macintosh, Thomas Cech, Maud Menten, Agnes Pockels, and Frank Wigglesworth Clarke.

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Among people born in 1923, Carl Djerassi ranks 159Before him are Inge Morath, Sam Phillips, Faas Wilkes, Loriot, Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, and Dimitrios Ioannidis. After him are Jozef Lenárt, Harrison Dillard, Shoshana Damari, René Favaloro, Constantin Dăscălescu, and Pahiño. Among people deceased in 2015, Carl Djerassi ranks 140Before him are Nils Christie, Frances Oldham Kelsey, Klaus Roth, Elizabeth Wilson, Hyon Yong-chol, and Dick Nanninga. After him are Mario Cuomo, Kemal Monteno, Joshua Fishman, Wim Ruska, Edgar Froese, and Chea Sim.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Carl Djerassi ranks 550 out of 1,075. Before him are Ernst Ocwirk (1926), Michael Mayr (1864), Rudolf Spielmann (1883), Friedrich Koncilia (1948), Walter Mischel (1930), and Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (1416). After him are Ferdinand Fellner (1847), Gitta Sereny (1921), Christian von Ehrenfels (1859), Joseph Hellmesberger Jr. (1855), Marlen Haushofer (1920), and Leopold Figl (1902).

Among CHEMISTS In Austria

Among chemists born in Austria, Carl Djerassi ranks 7Before him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), Richard Kuhn (1900), Max Perutz (1914), Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858), Martin Karplus (1930), and Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740). After him are Ida Freund (1863).