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Joachim Sauer

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Joachim Sauer (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːaxɪm ˈzaʊɐ]; born 19 April 1949) is a German quantum chemist and professor emeritus of physical and theoretical chemistry at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He is the husband of the former chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joachim Sauer has received more than 1,396,697 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Joachim Sauer is the 127th most popular chemist (up from 198th in 2019), the 739th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,158th in 2019) and the 28th most popular German Chemist.

Joachim Sauer is most famous for being the first person to discover how to synthesize vitamin C.

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Among chemists, Joachim Sauer ranks 127 out of 509Before him are William Howard Stein, Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Lars Onsager, Georg Ernst Stahl, Johan Gadolin, and Glenn T. Seaborg. After him are Jean-Marie Lehn, Dan Shechtman, Robert Burns Woodward, Ernst Chain, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Christian B. Anfinsen.

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Among people born in 1949, Joachim Sauer ranks 47Before him are Jarosław Kaczyński, George Foreman, Ottmar Hitzfeld, John Belushi, Lionel Richie, and Bill Nighy. After him are Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Issei Sagawa, Thaksin Shinawatra, Ashraf Ghani, and Luis Sepúlveda.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Joachim Sauer ranks 739 out of 6,142Before him are Wilhelm Cuno (1876), Gottfried Semper (1803), Fritz Walter (1920), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria (1843), and Philip William, Elector Palatine (1615). After him are Otto Grotewohl (1894), Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg (1371), Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Hugo Boss (1885), Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (1868), and Wolfgang Paul (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Joachim Sauer ranks 28Before him are Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), and Georg Ernst Stahl (1659). After him are Ernst Chain (1906), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Hennig Brand (1630), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), and Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873).