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 209,260 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Felix Hoffmann is the 78th most popular chemist (down from 77th in 2019), the 561st most popular biography from Germany (down from 470th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Chemist.

Felix hoffmann is most famous for inventing aspirin.

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Among chemists, Felix Hoffmann ranks 78 out of 510Before him are Adolf Windaus, Harold Urey, Melvin Calvin, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, and Arne Tiselius. After him are Irving Langmuir, Antoni Grabowski, Friedrich Bergius, Kurt Alder, Ernest Solvay, and Theodore William Richards.

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Among people born in 1868, Felix Hoffmann ranks 26Before him are Scott Joplin, Gaston Leroux, Gustav Meyrink, Edmond Rostand, Vittorio Monti, and Dietrich Eckart. After him are Theodore William Richards, Huo Yuanjia, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, August Horch, Eleanor H. Porter, and James Brendan Connolly. Among people deceased in 1946, Felix Hoffmann ranks 32Before him are László Moholy-Nagy, Manuel de Falla, Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, Paul Langevin, and Karl Hermann Frank. After him are Empress Wanrong, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Gilbert N. Lewis, Wilhelm Marx, Milan Nedić, and Tomoyuki Yamashita.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 561 out of 5,289Before him are Hans-Joachim Marseille (1919), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Christopher Clavius (1538), Georg Elser (1903), Hans Spemann (1869), and Adam of Bremen (null). After him are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Sophia of Nassau (1836), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), Jürgen Stroop (1895), Cunigunde of Luxembourg (978), and Ulrich von Hutten (1488).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 21Before him are Adolf Butenandt (1903), Karl Ziegler (1898), Hans Fischer (1881), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Adolf Windaus (1876), and Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743). After him are Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Otto Diels (1876), Ernst Chain (1906), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), and Georg Ernst Stahl (1659).