Manfred Eigen

1927 - 2019

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Manfred Eigen (German pronunciation: [ˈmanˌfʁeːt ˈaɪ̯ɡn̩] ; 9 May 1927 – 6 February 2019) was a German biophysical chemist who won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on measuring fast chemical reactions. Eigen's research helped solve major problems in physical chemistry and aided in the understanding of chemical processes that occur in living organisms. In later years, he explored the biochemical roots of life and evolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manfred Eigen has received more than 185,737 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Manfred Eigen is the 120th most popular chemist (down from 96th in 2019), the 667th most popular biography from Germany (down from 618th in 2019) and the 29th most popular German Chemist.

Manfred Eigen is most famous for his work on the theory of the chemical origin of life. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967.

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Over the past year Manfred Eigen has had the most page views in the with 18,781 views, followed by German (10,216), and Chinese (2,591). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (9,250.00%), Hakka (209.50%), and Serbian (90.24%)


Among chemists, Manfred Eigen ranks 120 out of 602Before him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Harold Urey, Archer Martin, Vincent du Vigneaud, Gerhard Ertl, and Ernst Otto Fischer. After him are Robert Burns Woodward, Georg Wittig, Avram Hershko, Johan Gadolin, Clara Immerwahr, and Dan Shechtman.

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Among people born in 1927, Manfred Eigen ranks 35Before him are Maurice Béjart, Martin Lewis Perl, Juliette Gréco, John McCarthy, Rosalynn Carter, and Raúl Alfonsín. After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Emmanuelle Riva, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Angelo Sodano, Robert Ludlum, and Daniel Keyes. Among people deceased in 2019, Manfred Eigen ranks 36Before him are Marie Laforêt, Bibi Andersson, Doris Day, Albert Finney, Andrea Camilleri, and B. J. Habibie. After him are David J. Thouless, Claudine Auger, Murray Gell-Mann, Tony Buzan, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Giya Kancheli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Manfred Eigen ranks 667 out of 7,253Before him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Werner Sombart (1863), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Karl Carstens (1914), Werner von Haeften (1908), and Otto Grotewohl (1894). After him are Berti Vogts (1946), Georg Wittig (1897), August Macke (1887), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), and Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Manfred Eigen ranks 29Before him are Karl Ziegler (1898), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Felix Hoffmann (1868), Fritz Strassmann (1902), Gerhard Ertl (1936), and Ernst Otto Fischer (1918). After him are Georg Wittig (1897), Joachim Frank (1940), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Johann Deisenhofer (1943), Robert Huber (1937), and Ernst Chain (1906).