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Ernst Otto Fischer

1918 - 2007

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Ernst Otto Fischer (German pronunciation: [ˈɛʁnst ˌɔto ˈfɪʃɐ] (listen); 10 November 1918 – 23 July 2007) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize for pioneering work in the area of organometallic chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Otto Fischer has received more than 92,079 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Ernst Otto Fischer is the 132nd most popular chemist (down from 118th in 2019), the 764th most popular biography from Germany (up from 766th in 2019) and the 30th most popular German Chemist.

Ernst Otto Fischer was a German chemist and Nobel Prize winner. He is most famous for the discovery of the Fischer-Tropsch process, which is a chemical process that converts coal into liquid fuel.

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Among chemists, Ernst Otto Fischer ranks 132 out of 509Before him are Glenn T. Seaborg, Joachim Sauer, Jean-Marie Lehn, Dan Shechtman, Robert Burns Woodward, and Ernst Chain. After him are Christian B. Anfinsen, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Arthur Harden, William Giauque, Marcellin Berthelot, and Paul Berg.

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Among people born in 1918, Ernst Otto Fischer ranks 30Before him are Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, Maurice Druon, and James Tobin. After him are Muriel Spark, Kai Siegbahn, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Martin Ryle, Bertram Brockhouse, and Pavlik Morozov. Among people deceased in 2007, Ernst Otto Fischer ranks 24Before him are Benazir Bhutto, Deborah Kerr, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ike Turner, and Barry Nelson. After him are Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, Nils Liedholm, Richard Rorty, Abdul Rahman Arif, and Paul Lauterbur.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ernst Otto Fischer ranks 764 out of 6,142Before him are Maria of Yugoslavia (1900), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Paul Breitner (1951), Anselm Kiefer (1945), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), and Jürgen Klinsmann (1964). After him are Wilhelm Hauff (1802), Peter Weiss (1916), Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), Hugo Sperrle (1885), Herschel Grynszpan (1921), and Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Ernst Otto Fischer ranks 30Before him are Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Joachim Sauer (1949), and Ernst Chain (1906). After him are Fritz Strassmann (1902), Hennig Brand (1630), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Robert Huber (1937), and August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818).