Feodor Lynen

1911 - 1979

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Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːodoːɐ̯ ˈlyːnən] (listen); 6 April 1911 – 6 August 1979) was a German biochemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Feodor Lynen has received more than 36,016 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Feodor Lynen is the 171st most popular chemist (down from 168th in 2019), the 1,063rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 825th in 2019) and the 37th most popular German Chemist.

Feodor Lynen was a German-born biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1955 for his work on the regulation of cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.

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Among chemists, Feodor Lynen ranks 171 out of 510Before him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Stanford Moore, S. P. L. Sørensen, Max Perutz, Johann Josef Loschmidt, and Antoine Jérôme Balard. After him are Germain Henri Hess, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Robert Huber, Wilfrid Voynich, Archer Martin, and Peter D. Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1911, Feodor Lynen ranks 60Before him are Klaus Fuchs, Sergey Sokolov, Karl Silberbauer, Herta Oberheuser, Niels Kaj Jerne, and Alfred Naujocks. After him are Nicholas Ray, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Lee Yoo-hyung, George Stigler, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Dieter Wisliceny. Among people deceased in 1979, Feodor Lynen ranks 40Before him are Robert Burns Woodward, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Peggy Guggenheim, Edvard Kardelj, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, and Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth. After him are Pier Luigi Nervi, Giulio Natta, Dimitri Tiomkin, Nicholas Ray, Louis Chiron, and Conrad Hilton.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Feodor Lynen ranks 1,063 out of 5,289Before him are Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Max Amann (1891), Infanta Maria Theresa of Portugal (1855), Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886), Augustus, Elector of Saxony (1526), and Alfred Naujocks (1911). After him are Margot Honecker (1927), Ulrich von Jungingen (1360), Karl Mack von Leiberich (1752), Robert Huber (1937), Ludwig Quidde (1858), and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer (1698).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Feodor Lynen ranks 37Before him are Manfred Eigen (1927), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), and Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802). After him are Robert Huber (1937), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Joachim Sauer (1949), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), and Hermann Kolbe (1818).