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Hermann Staudinger

1881 - 1965

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Hermann Staudinger (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛʁman ˈʃtaʊ̯dɪŋɐ] (listen); 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 212,363 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Hermann Staudinger is the 80th most popular chemist (down from 53rd in 2019), the 550th most popular biography from Germany (down from 459th in 2019) and the 20th most popular German Chemist.

Hermann Staudinger is most famous for discovering that polymers are made up of long chains of repeating molecules, which he called macromolecules.

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Among chemists, Hermann Staudinger ranks 80 out of 509Before him are Gilbert N. Lewis, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Joseph Proust, and Marshall Warren Nirenberg. After him are Michel Eugène Chevreul, Karl Ziegler, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Konrad Emil Bloch, Odd Hassel, and Richard Kuhn.

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Among people born in 1881, Hermann Staudinger ranks 31Before him are Hans Fischer, Maximilian von Weichs, Irving Langmuir, Erwin von Witzleben, George Enescu, and Natalia Goncharova. After him are Juan Ramón Jiménez, François Darlan, Władysław Sikorski, Walter Rudolf Hess, Vincenzo Peruggia, and Otto Wille Kuusinen. Among people deceased in 1965, Hermann Staudinger ranks 18Before him are Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, T. S. Eliot, and Nat King Cole. After him are Moshe Sharett, Paul Hermann Müller, Helena Rubinstein, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Dorothea Lange, and Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Staudinger ranks 550 out of 6,142Before him are Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Lion Feuchtwanger (1884), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Ernst Udet (1896), and Hugh of Saint Victor (1096). After him are Ernst Bloch (1885), Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847), Karl Ziegler (1898), Kurt Meyer (1910), Heinrich Brüning (1885), and Erich Hoepner (1886).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Hermann Staudinger ranks 20Before him are Adolf Windaus (1876), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), and Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743). After him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), and Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877).