Fritz Strassmann

1902 - 1980

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Friedrich Wilhelm Strassmann (German: [fʁɪt͡s ˈʃtʁasˌman] ; 22 February 1902 – 22 April 1980) was a German chemist who, with Otto Hahn in December 1938, identified the element barium as a product of the bombardment of uranium with neutrons. Their observation was the key piece of evidence necessary to identify the previously unknown phenomenon of nuclear fission, as was subsequently recognized and published by Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Strassmann has received more than 265,726 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Fritz Strassmann is the 108th most popular chemist (up from 140th in 2019), the 623rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 850th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Chemist.

Fritz Strassmann is most famous for his work with Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner, in which they first discovered nuclear fission.

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Over the past year Fritz Strassmann has had the most page views in the with 64,463 views, followed by German (47,335), and Spanish (10,150). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Turkish (921.82%), Serbian (267.98%), and German (172.10%)


Among chemists, Fritz Strassmann ranks 108 out of 602Before him are Stanford Moore, Paul Berg, Ernest Solvay, Robert Robinson, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Richard R. Ernst. After him are Per Teodor Cleve, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Akira Suzuki, Fritz Albert Lipmann, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge.

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Among people born in 1902, Fritz Strassmann ranks 29Before him are William Wyler, Josemaría Escrivá, Arne Jacobsen, Meyer Lansky, Mikhail Suslov, and Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque. After him are André Michel Lwoff, Alva Myrdal, Juscelino Kubitschek, Marcel Breuer, Harold Lasswell, and Émile Benveniste. Among people deceased in 1980, Fritz Strassmann ranks 29Before him are Otto Frank, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Romain Gary, Milton H. Erickson, and John Bonham. After him are Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, Óscar Romero, Gregory Bateson, Hans Morgenthau, and Alejo Carpentier.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 623 out of 7,253Before him are Otto Ohlendorf (1907), Otto Günsche (1917), Constanze Mozart (1762), Ernst Udet (1896), Hermann Müller (1876), and Hermann von Salza (1170). After him are Gustav Heinemann (1899), Otto Strasser (1897), August Weismann (1834), Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia (1892), and Franz Brentano (1838).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 26Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Karl Ziegler (1898), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), and Felix Hoffmann (1868). After him are Gerhard Ertl (1936), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Manfred Eigen (1927), Georg Wittig (1897), Joachim Frank (1940), and Georg Ernst Stahl (1659).