Felix Hoffmann

1868 - 1946

Felix Hoffmann

Felix Hoffmann (21 January 1868 – 8 February 1946) was a German chemist notable for re-synthesizing 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 164,562 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 77th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Felix Hoffmann ranks 77 out of 473Before him are Jacques Monod, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Theodore William Richards, Friedrich Bergius, Harold Urey, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are George de Hevesy, John Howard Northrop, Heinrich Otto Wieland, Norman Haworth, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, and Ernest Solvay.

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Among people born in 1868, Felix Hoffmann ranks 22Before him are Paul Claudel, Fuad I of Egypt, Gaston Leroux, Robert Falcon Scott, Theodore William Richards, and Gustav Meyrink. After him are Scott Joplin, Dietrich Eckart, Vittorio Monti, Huo Yuanjia, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Edmond Rostand. Among people deceased in 1946, Felix Hoffmann ranks 28Before him are Manuel de Falla, Ananda Mahidol, Draža Mihailović, Ferenc Szálasi, Paul Langevin, and László Moholy-Nagy. After him are Karl Hermann Frank, Andrey Vlasov, Kurt Daluege, Amon Göth, Gilbert N. Lewis, and Wilhelm Marx.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 470 out of 3,763Before him are Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742), Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld (1911), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Hans Georg Dehmelt (1922), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), and Friedrich Olbricht (1888). After him are Willy Messerschmitt (1898), August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767), Albert, Duke of Prussia (1490), Hasso von Manteuffel (1897), Helmut Newton (1920), and Werner Mölders (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 17Before him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), Adolf Butenandt (1903), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Adolf Windaus (1876). After him are Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Manfred Eigen (1927), Otto Diels (1876), and Gerhard Ertl (1936).

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