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Fritz Haber

1868 - 1934

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Fritz Haber (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁɪt͡s ˈhaːbɐ] ; 9 December 1868 – 29 January 1934) was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his invention of the Haber–Bosch process, a method used in industry to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen gas and hydrogen gas. This invention is important for the large-scale synthesis of fertilisers and explosives. It is estimated that one-third of annual global food production uses ammonia from the Haber–Bosch process, and that this supports nearly half of the world's population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Haber has received more than 3,301,482 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Fritz Haber is the 12th most popular chemist, the 12th most popular biography from Poland (up from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Chemist.

Fritz Haber is most famous for inventing a process to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen. This process was important because it allowed the production of fertilizer for food production.

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Among chemists, Fritz Haber ranks 12 out of 509Before him are Robert Boyle, Irène Joliot-Curie, Amedeo Avogadro, Svante Arrhenius, Jabir ibn Hayyan, and Jöns Jacob Berzelius. After him are Linus Pauling, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Wöhler, and Otto Hahn.

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Among people born in 1868, Fritz Haber ranks 3Before him are Nicholas II of Russia and Maxim Gorky. After him are Karl Landsteiner, Miklós Horthy, Abdulmejid II, Constantine I of Greece, Robert Andrews Millikan, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, and Emanuel Lasker. Among people deceased in 1934, Fritz Haber ranks 4Before him are Marie Curie, Paul von Hindenburg, and Lev Vygotsky. After him are Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Albert I of Belgium, Kurt von Schleicher, John Dillinger, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Fritz Haber ranks 12 out of 1,454Before him are Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), and L. L. Zamenhof (1859). After him are Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), and Janusz Korczak (1878).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Fritz Haber ranks 1After him are Walther Nernst (1864), Kurt Alder (1902), Friedrich Bergius (1884), 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).