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Friedrich Bergius

1884 - 1949

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Friedrich Karl Rudolf Bergius (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 63,809 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Friedrich Bergius is the 81st most popular chemist (down from 74th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Poland (down from 97th in 2019) and the 5th 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

Among chemists, Friedrich Bergius ranks 81 out of 510. Before him are Wendell Meredith Stanley, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Arne Tiselius, Felix Hoffmann, Irving Langmuir, and Antoni Grabowski. After him are Kurt Alder, Ernest Solvay, Theodore William Richards, Leopold Ružička, Tadeusz Reichstein, and Norman Haworth.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1884, Friedrich Bergius ranks 25Before him are Yevgeny Zamyatin, Theodor Svedberg, Lion Feuchtwanger, Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof. After him are Rudolf Bultmann, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Emil Jannings, Vincent Auriol, Max Beckmann, and Carl Friedrich Goerdeler. Among people deceased in 1949, Friedrich Bergius ranks 17Before him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Kim Jong-suk, Victor Fleming, Elton Mayo, Klaus Mann, and Axel Munthe. After him are Nathuram Godse, August Krogh, Kim Koo, Marcel Cerdan, Fyodor Tolbukhin, and Gustav Radbruch.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Friedrich Bergius ranks 120 out of 1,231. Before him are Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), Leopold Kronecker (1823), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Stefan Banach (1892), and Antoni Grabowski (1857). After him are Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Géza I of Hungary (1040), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Maxim Litvinov (1876), and Alfred Tarski (1901).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Friedrich Bergius ranks 5Before him are Fritz Haber (1868), Walther Nernst (1864), Casimir Funk (1884), and Antoni Grabowski (1857). After him are Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).