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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 237,075 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Felix Hoffmann is the 88th most popular chemist (down from 78th in 2019), the 594th most popular biography from Germany (down from 561st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular German Chemist.

Felix hoffmann is most famous for inventing aspirin.

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Among chemists, Felix Hoffmann ranks 88 out of 509Before him are Karl Ziegler, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Konrad Emil Bloch, Odd Hassel, Richard Kuhn, and Fritz Albert Lipmann. After him are Ernest Solvay, Clara Immerwahr, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Harold Urey, and Paul Hermann Müller.

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Among people born in 1868, Felix Hoffmann ranks 25Before him are Florence Foster Jenkins, Paul Claudel, Theodore William Richards, Dietrich Eckart, Gustav Meyrink, and Vittorio Monti. After him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Edmond Rostand, Scott Joplin, August Horch, Huo Yuanjia, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Among people deceased in 1946, Felix Hoffmann ranks 33Before him are Amon Göth, Kurt Daluege, Karl Hermann Frank, Gilbert N. Lewis, Ananda Mahidol, and László Moholy-Nagy. After him are Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Helene Schjerfbeck, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Wilhelm Marx, Milan Nedić, and Ernest Thompson Seton.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 594 out of 6,142Before him are Nina Hagen (1955), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Georg Jellinek (1851), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817), and Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804). After him are Oliver Kahn (1969), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Werner Sombart (1863), Edith Frank (1900), Georg Büchner (1813), and Johann Heinrich von Thünen (1783).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Felix Hoffmann ranks 23Before him are Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Karl Ziegler (1898), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604). After him are Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Joachim Sauer (1949), and Ernst Chain (1906).