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Karl Ziegler

1898 - 1973

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Karl Waldemar Ziegler (German: [kaːʁl ˈvaldəˌmaʁ ˈt͡siːɡlɐ]; 26 November 1898 – 12 August 1973) was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963, with Giulio Natta, for work on polymers. The Nobel Committee recognized his "excellent work on organometallic compounds [which]...led to new polymerization reactions and ... paved the way for new and highly useful industrial processes". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Ziegler has received more than 147,746 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Karl Ziegler is the 82nd most popular chemist (down from 58th in 2019), the 553rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 482nd in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Chemist.

Karl Ziegler was a German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 for his work on organometallic chemistry.

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Among chemists, Karl Ziegler ranks 82 out of 509Before him are Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Joseph Proust, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Hermann Staudinger, and Michel Eugène Chevreul. After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber, Konrad Emil Bloch, Odd Hassel, Richard Kuhn, Fritz Albert Lipmann, and Felix Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1898, Karl Ziegler ranks 31Before him are Isidor Isaac Rabi, Rudolf Dassler, Karl Hermann Frank, René Clair, Willy Messerschmitt, and Jeanne Hébuterne. After him are Kenji Mizoguchi, Julius Evola, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Curzio Malaparte, Peng Dehuai, and Fritz Zwicky. Among people deceased in 1973, Karl Ziegler ranks 33Before him are Víctor Jara, J. Hans D. Jensen, Ragnar Frisch, Jacques Maritain, Selman Waksman, and Hans Albert Einstein. After him are Charles Greeley Abbot, Luis Carrero Blanco, Jean-Pierre Melville, Walter Rudolf Hess, A. S. Neill, and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Ziegler ranks 553 out of 6,142Before him are Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Ernst Udet (1896), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Hermann Staudinger (1881), Ernst Bloch (1885), and Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria (1847). After him are Kurt Meyer (1910), Heinrich Brüning (1885), Erich Hoepner (1886), Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), and Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Karl Ziegler ranks 21Before him are Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), Otto Diels (1876), Richard Willstätter (1872), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), and Hermann Staudinger (1881). After him are Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Manfred Eigen (1927), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Heinrich Otto Wieland (1877), and Georg Ernst Stahl (1659).