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Friedrich Bergius

1884 - 1949

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Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈbɛʁɡi̯ʊs] (listen), 11 October 1884 – 30 March 1949) was a German chemist known for the Bergius process for producing synthetic fuel from coal, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1931, together with Carl Bosch) in recognition of contributions to the invention and development of chemical high-pressure methods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friedrich Bergius has received more than 88,801 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Friedrich Bergius is the 61st most popular chemist (up from 81st in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 120th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Polish Chemist.

Friedrich Bergius is most famous for his work in the field of organic chemistry. He was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1931. His work focused on the chemical reactions of hydrogen and carbon.

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Among chemists, Friedrich Bergius ranks 61 out of 509Before him are Hans Fischer, Kurt Alder, Jacques Monod, Melvin Calvin, Claude Louis Berthollet, and Kary Mullis. After him are Irving Langmuir, Tadeusz Reichstein, Adolf Windaus, Arne Tiselius, Dorothy Hodgkin, and John Howard Northrop.

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Among people born in 1884, Friedrich Bergius ranks 20Before him are Theodor Heuss, Theodor Svedberg, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, Walther von Reichenau, and Hermann Rorschach. After him are Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lion Feuchtwanger, Edward Sapir, Rajendra Prasad, and Vincent Auriol. Among people deceased in 1949, Friedrich Bergius ranks 12Before him are Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, Hassan al-Banna, Charles Ponzi, James Ensor, and Louis II, Prince of Monaco. After him are Elton Mayo, August Krogh, Victor Fleming, Axel Munthe, Kim Jong-suk, and Kim Koo.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Friedrich Bergius ranks 92 out of 1,454Before him are Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Anton Denikin (1872), Kurt Alder (1902), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Dziga Vertov (1896), and Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898). After him are Ulrich Beck (1944), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), Catherine Jagiellon (1526), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), and Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Friedrich Bergius ranks 4Before him are Fritz Haber (1868), Walther Nernst (1864), and Kurt Alder (1902). After him are Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Casimir Funk (1884), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).