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Kurt Alder

1902 - 1958

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Kurt Alder (German pronunciation: [ˈkʊʁt ˈaldɐ] (listen); 10 July 1902 – 20 June 1958) was a German chemist and Nobel laureate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Alder has received more than 105,230 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Kurt Alder is the 56th most popular chemist (up from 82nd in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Poland (up from 121st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Chemist.

Kurt Alder is most famous for his discovery of the chemical reaction that is used to synthesize polymers.

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Among chemists, Kurt Alder ranks 56 out of 509Before him are Tu Youyou, Julius Lothar Meyer, Paul Sabatier, Fritz Pregl, Adolf Butenandt, and Hans Fischer. After him are Jacques Monod, Melvin Calvin, Claude Louis Berthollet, Kary Mullis, Friedrich Bergius, and Irving Langmuir.

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Among people born in 1902, Kurt Alder ranks 22Before him are Barbara McClintock, Eugene Wigner, Nâzım Hikmet, William Wyler, Alfred Kastler, and Walter Houser Brattain. After him are Josemaría Escrivá, Arne Tiselius, Meyer Lansky, Arne Jacobsen, Harold Lasswell, and Marcel Breuer. Among people deceased in 1958, Kurt Alder ranks 11Before him are Wolfgang Pauli, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Roger Martin du Gard, Clinton Davisson, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Faisal II of Iraq. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Lion Feuchtwanger, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Maurice Gamelin, Milutin Milanković, and G. E. Moore.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Kurt Alder ranks 88 out of 1,454Before him are Carl Menger (1840), Egon Krenz (1937), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Johannes Hevelius (1611), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), and Anton Denikin (1872). After him are Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Dziga Vertov (1896), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Friedrich Bergius (1884), Ulrich Beck (1944), and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Kurt Alder ranks 3Before him are Fritz Haber (1868) and Walther Nernst (1864). After him are Friedrich Bergius (1884), Tadeusz Reichstein (1897), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Casimir Funk (1884), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822).