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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 42,757 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Feodor Lynen is the 210th most popular chemist (down from 171st in 2019), the 1,142nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,063rd in 2019) and the 42nd 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 210 out of 509Before him are Robert Curl, Giulio Natta, Ascanio Sobrero, Emil Erlenmeyer, Johan August Arfwedson, and William Henry Perkin. After him are Alexander R. Todd, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Derek Barton, Aziz Sancar, Elias James Corey, and Osamu Shimomura.

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Among people born in 1911, Feodor Lynen ranks 60Before him are Alfred Naujocks, Nicholas Ray, Klaus Fuchs, Lucille Ball, Gustav Wagner, and Akira Yoshizawa. After him are Karel Čurda, Bernard Herrmann, Dieter Wisliceny, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Eduardo Frei Montalva, and Stanisława Walasiewicz. Among people deceased in 1979, Feodor Lynen ranks 42Before him are Mary Pickford, Pier Luigi Nervi, Nicholas Ray, Edvard Kardelj, Louis Chiron, and Giulio Natta. After him are Otto Robert Frisch, Aleksei N. Leontiev, Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth, Abul A'la Maududi, Mamie Eisenhower, and Conrad Hilton.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Feodor Lynen ranks 1,142 out of 6,142Before him are Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839), Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732), Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg (1513), Robert Siodmak (1900), Arthur Scherbius (1878), and Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641). After him are William, Duke of Nassau (1792), John Casimir, Count Palatine of Kleeburg (1589), Johann Philipp Reis (1834), Gisela of Swabia (990), Charles De Coster (1827), and Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Feodor Lynen ranks 42Before him are August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Georg Wittig (1897), Joachim Frank (1940), Gerhard Herzberg (1904), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), and Emil Erlenmeyer (1825). After him are Franz Karl Achard (1753), Friedrich Sertürner (1783), Henri Victor Regnault (1810), Hermann Kolbe (1818), John Polanyi (1929), and Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799).