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Emil Fischer

1852 - 1919

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Hermann Emil Louis Fischer (German pronunciation: [ˈeːmiːl ˈfɪʃɐ] ; 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 156,394 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Emil Fischer is the 21st most popular chemist (up from 23rd in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Germany (down from 191st in 2019) and the 4th 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 21 out of 509Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Wöhler, Otto Hahn, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, and Humphry Davy. After him are Albert Hofmann, Edwin McMillan, Henri Moissan, Alfred Werner, Eduard Buchner, and Otto Wallach.

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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 Henri Moissan, Gojong of Korea, Albert A. Michelson, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Francisco Tárrega, and Joseph Joffre. Among people deceased in 1919, Emil Fischer ranks 6Before him are Rosa Luxemburg, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernst Haeckel, and Karl Adolph Gjellerup. After him are Karl Liebknecht, Alfred Werner, Emiliano Zapata, Gojong of Korea, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Andrew Carnegie.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Emil Fischer ranks 194 out of 6,142Before him are Ilse Koch (1906), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Edith Stein (1891), Philip Melanchthon (1497), and Rudolf I of Germany (1218). After him are Nelly Sachs (1891), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Jacob Grimm (1785), Michel Ney (1769), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), and Frederick William II of Prussia (1744).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Emil Fischer ranks 4Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Wöhler (1800), and Otto Hahn (1879). After him are Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), and Adolf Butenandt (1903).