Hermann Staudinger

1881 - 1965

Hermann Staudinger

Hermann Staudinger (23 March 1881 – 8 September 1965) was a German organic chemist who demonstrated the existence of macromolecules, which he characterized as polymers. For this work he received the 1953 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is also known for his discovery of ketenes and of the Staudinger reaction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Staudinger has received more than 150,541 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 56th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Hermann Staudinger ranks 56 out of 473Before him are Hans Fischer, Theodor Svedberg, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Tu Youyou, Frederick Soddy, and Adolf Butenandt. After him are Claude Louis Berthollet, Leopold Ružička, Melvin Calvin, Odd Hassel, Karl Ziegler, and Francis William Aston.

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Among people born in 1881, Hermann Staudinger ranks 24Before him are Fernand Léger, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ettore Bugatti, Georg von Küchler, Hans Fischer, and Alexei Rykov. After him are Alcide De Gasperi, Maximilian von Weichs, George Enescu, Erwin von Witzleben, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Irving Langmuir. Among people deceased in 1965, Hermann Staudinger ranks 11Before him are Syngman Rhee, Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, and Edward Victor Appleton. After him are Moshe Sharett, Nat King Cole, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, T. S. Eliot, Paul Hermann Müller, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Staudinger ranks 398 out of 3,763Before him are Joachim Gauck (1940), Leo von Caprivi (1831), Prince Claus of the Netherlands (1926), Otto Frank (1889), Adolf Butenandt (1903), and Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744). After him are Kurt Weill (1900), Richard Dedekind (1831), Maria Josepha of Saxony, Dauphine of France (1731), Friedrich Fromm (1888), Theodor Heuss (1884), and Ernst Bloch (1885).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hermann Staudinger ranks 14Before him are August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Richard Willstätter (1872), Hans Fischer (1881), and Adolf Butenandt (1903). After him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Adolf Windaus (1876), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), and Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604).

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