Fritz Haber

1868 - 1934

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Fritz Haber (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁɪt͡s ˈhaːbɐ] (listen); 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 of importance for the large-scale synthesis of fertilizers and explosives. It is estimated that two thirds of annual global food production uses nitrogen from the Haber–Bosch process, and that this supports nearly half the world population. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Haber has received more than 1,984,979 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Fritz Haber is the 12th most popular chemist, the 19th most popular biography from Poland (down from 16th 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 510Before him are Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, and Svante Arrhenius. After him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Irène Joliot-Curie, Friedrich Wöhler, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Otto Hahn.

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Among people born in 1868, Fritz Haber ranks 5Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Maxim Gorky, Karl Landsteiner, and Miklós Horthy. After him are Abdulmejid II, Constantine I of Greece, Robert Andrews Millikan, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Gichin Funakoshi, Gertrude Bell, and Arnold Sommerfeld. Among people deceased in 1934, Fritz Haber ranks 6Before him are Marie Curie, Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Ernst Röhm, and Edward Elgar. After him are Albert I of Belgium, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Fritz Haber ranks 19 out of 1,231Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Irena Sendler (1910), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Janusz Korczak (1878). After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), and Marie Leszczyńska (1703).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Fritz Haber ranks 1After him are Walther Nernst (1864), Casimir Funk (1884), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Kurt Alder (1902), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).