Fritz Pregl

1869 - 1930

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Fritz Pregl (Slovene: Friderik Pregl; 3 September 1869 – 13 December 1930), was a Slovenian-Austrian chemist and physician from a mixed Slovene-German-speaking background. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Pregl has received more than 97,350 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Fritz Pregl is the 51st most popular chemist (up from 53rd in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Austria (up from 117th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Chemist.

Fritz Pregl is most famous for his work in the field of chromatography. He was the first to identify the use of paper chromatography in separating chemical compounds.

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Among chemists, Fritz Pregl ranks 51 out of 602Before him are Kurt Alder, Alfred Werner, Paul Sabatier, Friedrich Bergius, Frederick Sanger, and Arthur Harden. After him are Melvin Calvin, Frederick Soddy, Adolf Windaus, Victor Grignard, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Arne Tiselius.

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Among people born in 1869, Fritz Pregl ranks 12Before him are Neville Chamberlain, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Gustaf Dalén, Karl Haushofer, and Emma Goldman. After him are Hans Spemann, Frederick Trump, Christian Lous Lange, Komitas, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Siegfried Wagner. Among people deceased in 1930, Fritz Pregl ranks 11Before him are Zewditu, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Allvar Gullstrand, Joan Gamper, and Christiaan Eijkman. After him are Miguel Primo de Rivera, Victoria of Baden, Cosima Wagner, Arthur Balfour, Alfred von Tirpitz, and D. H. Lawrence.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritz Pregl ranks 96 out of 1,424Before him are Engelbert Dollfuss (1892), Theodoric the Great (454), Charles II, Archduke of Austria (1540), Maximilian Schell (1930), Józef Poniatowski (1763), and Milutin Milanković (1879). After him are Heinrich Harrer (1912), Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1738), Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (1742), Maria von Trapp (1905), and Josef Breuer (1842).

Among CHEMISTS In Austria

Among chemists born in Austria, Fritz Pregl ranks 1After him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865), Richard Kuhn (1900), Max Perutz (1914), Martin Karplus (1930), Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858), Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740), Carl Djerassi (1923), and Ida Freund (1863).