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 162,122 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Fritz Strassmann is the 135th most popular chemist (up from 161st in 2019), the 877th most popular biography from Germany (down from 800th in 2019) and the 32nd 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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Among chemists, Fritz Strassmann ranks 135 out of 510Before him are Vincent du Vigneaud, John Macleod, Christian B. Anfinsen, Lars Onsager, George Andrew Olah, and Manfred Eigen. After him are Stanley B. Prusiner, Kurt Wüthrich, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Ascanio Sobrero, Jean-Marie Lehn, and John Frederic Daniell.

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Among people born in 1902, Fritz Strassmann ranks 40Before him are André Michel Lwoff, Felix Wankel, Émile Benveniste, Alva Myrdal, Theodore Schultz, and Luis Barragán. After him are Alexandre Kojève, Lúcio Costa, Max Ophüls, Prince George, Duke of Kent, Günther Anders, and Princess Mafalda of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1980, Fritz Strassmann ranks 41Before him are Marcelo Caetano, Alejo Carpentier, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Marian Rejewski, Alexander Oparin, and Willard Libby. After him are Vinicius de Moraes, Lewis Milestone, Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Mae West, and Ian Curtis.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 877 out of 5,289Before him are Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), Marie d'Agoult (1805), Nicolaus Zinzendorf (1700), and Gershom Scholem (1897). After him are Kurt Eisner (1867), William IV, Duke of Bavaria (1493), Ernest, Elector of Saxony (1441), Günter Netzer (1944), Thomas Anders (1963), and Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Fritz Strassmann ranks 32Before him are Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Hennig Brand (1630), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Gerhard Ertl (1936), and Manfred Eigen (1927). After him are Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), Feodor Lynen (1911), and Robert Huber (1937).