Emil Fischer

1852 - 1919

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Hermann Emil Louis Fischer FRS FRSE FCS (German pronunciation: [ˈeːmiːl ˈfɪʃɐ] (listen); 9 October 1852 – 15 July 1919) was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered the Fischer esterification. He also developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic way of drawing asymmetric carbon atoms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Fischer has received more than 106,707 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Emil Fischer is the 23rd most popular chemist (down from 21st in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Germany (down from 170th in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Chemist.

Emil Fischer is most famous for his work on the purine and pyrimidine bases of DNA.

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Among chemists, Emil Fischer ranks 23 out of 510Before him are Wilhelm Ostwald, Otto Hahn, Humphry Davy, Julius Lothar Meyer, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, and Albert Hofmann. After him are Justus von Liebig, Valery Legasov, William Ramsay, Eduard Buchner, Edwin McMillan, and Walther Nernst.

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Among people born in 1852, Emil Fischer ranks 5Before him are Antoni Gaudí, Henri Becquerel, Emperor Meiji, and Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff. After him are William Ramsay, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1919, Emil Fischer ranks 8Before him are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, and Karl Adolph Gjellerup. After him are Andrew Carnegie, Ruggero Leoncavallo, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, William Crookes, and Carl Larsson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Fischer ranks 191 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Liebknecht (1871), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Johann Friedrich Herbart (1776), Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine (1652), Otto von Guericke (1602), and Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805). After him are Frederick William II of Prussia (1744), Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1282), Hans Memling (1435), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Wilhelm Dilthey (1833), and Ilse Koch (1906).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Emil Fischer ranks 5Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), Otto Hahn (1879), and Julius Lothar Meyer (1830). After him are Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), and Robert Bunsen (1811).