Felix Hoffmann

1868 - 1946

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Felix Hoffmann (21 January 1868 – 8 February 1946) was a German chemist notable for re-synthesising diamorphine (independently from C.R. Alder Wright who synthesized it 23 years earlier), which was popularized under the Bayer trade name of "heroin". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Hoffmann has received more than 264,624 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Felix Hoffmann is the 100th most popular chemist (down from 88th in 2019), the 601st most popular biography from Germany (down from 594th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Chemist.

Felix hoffmann is most famous for inventing aspirin.

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Over the past year Felix Hoffmann has had the most page views in the with 25,206 views, followed by Spanish (9,800), and Persian (9,237). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (28,683.33%), Malagasy (97.82%), and Azerbaijani (88.01%)


Among chemists, Felix Hoffmann ranks 100 out of 602Before him are Leopold Ružička, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Katalin Karikó, Karl Ziegler, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, and Carl Ferdinand Cori. After him are William Giauque, Stanford Moore, Paul Berg, Ernest Solvay, Robert Robinson, and Konrad Emil Bloch.

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Among people born in 1868, Felix Hoffmann ranks 26Before him are Gustav Meyrink, Huo Yuanjia, Gertrude Bell, Robert Falcon Scott, Dietrich Eckart, and August Horch. After him are Vittorio Monti, Edmond Rostand, Scott Joplin, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Charles Maurras, and Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild. Among people deceased in 1946, Felix Hoffmann ranks 34Before him are Helene Schjerfbeck, Andrey Vlasov, László Moholy-Nagy, Wilhelm Marx, Amon Göth, and Kurt Daluege. After him are Karl Hermann Frank, Ernest Thompson Seton, Empress Wanrong, Ignacy Mościcki, Milan Nedić, and Vojtech Tuka.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 601 out of 7,253Before him are Karl Gebhardt (1897), August Horch (1868), Willy Messerschmitt (1898), Fritz Walter (1920), Bruno Bauer (1809), and Polykarp Kusch (1911). After him are Hans-Dieter Flick (1965), Sandra (1962), Rudolf von Jhering (1818), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Julia Drusilla (16), and Arno Breker (1900).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 25Before him are Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743). After him are Fritz Strassmann (1902), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Manfred Eigen (1927), Georg Wittig (1897), and Joachim Frank (1940).