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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 93,295 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Fritz Pregl is the 53rd most popular chemist (up from 56th in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Austria (down from 4th 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 53 out of 509Before him are Paul Karrer, Joseph Black, Francis William Aston, Tu Youyou, Julius Lothar Meyer, and Paul Sabatier. After him are Adolf Butenandt, Hans Fischer, Kurt Alder, Jacques Monod, Melvin Calvin, and Claude Louis Berthollet.

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Among people born in 1869, Fritz Pregl ranks 11Before him are André Gide, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Karl Haushofer, and Emma Goldman. After him are Hans Spemann, Kasturba Gandhi, Maud of Wales, Rudolf Otto, Frederick Trump, and Calouste Gulbenkian. Among people deceased in 1930, Fritz Pregl ranks 13Before him are Zewditu, Allvar Gullstrand, Cosima Wagner, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Christiaan Eijkman, and Victoria of Baden. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Joan Gamper, Alfred von Tirpitz, Lon Chaney, Horst Wessel, and Prince Leopold of Bavaria.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Fritz Pregl ranks 117 out of 1,237Before him are Saint Florian (250), Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (1746), Józef Poniatowski (1763), Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria (1743), Karl Polanyi (1886), and Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (1339). After him are Otto of Greece (1815), Karl von Frisch (1886), Josef Breuer (1842), Amon Göth (1908), Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (1633), and Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865).

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).