Fritz Strassmann

1902 - 1980

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Friedrich Wilhelm Strassmann (German: [fʁɪt͡s ˈʃtʁasˌman] (listen); 22 February 1902 – 22 April 1980) was a German chemist who, with Otto Hahn in early 1939, identified the element barium as a product of the bombardment of uranium with neutrons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Strassmann has received more than 182,484 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Fritz Strassmann is the 141st most popular chemist (down from 135th in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from Germany (up from 877th in 2019) and the 31st most popular 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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Among chemists, Fritz Strassmann ranks 141 out of 509Before him are Arthur Harden, William Giauque, Marcellin Berthelot, Paul Berg, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, and Robert W. Holley. After him are Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Robert F. Furchgott, Kurt Wüthrich, and Sune Bergström.

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Among people born in 1902, Fritz Strassmann ranks 40Before him are Theodore Schultz, Émile Benveniste, Juscelino Kubitschek, André Michel Lwoff, Mitsuo Fuchida, and Felix Wankel. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Günther Anders, Luis Barragán, Princess Mafalda of Savoy, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Among people deceased in 1980, Fritz Strassmann ranks 42Before him are Willard Libby, Alexander Oparin, William Howard Stein, Mae West, Alejo Carpentier, and Marian Rejewski. After him are Vinicius de Moraes, Seretse Khama, Ludwig Guttmann, Lewis Milestone, Kim Jae-gyu, and John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 850 out of 6,142Before him are John George III, Elector of Saxony (1647), Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse (1777), Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim (1905), Philipp Otto Runge (1777), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), and Hendrik Goltzius (1558). After him are Bruno Walter (1876), Arno Breker (1900), Bertha Benz (1849), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), Carl Spitzweg (1808), and Hans Sachs (1494).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 31Before him are Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Joachim Sauer (1949), Ernst Chain (1906), and Ernst Otto Fischer (1918). After him are Hennig Brand (1630), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), Robert Huber (1937), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), and Georg Wittig (1897).