Manfred Eigen

1927 - 2019

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Manfred Eigen (German pronunciation: [ˈmanˌfʁeːt ˈaɪ̯ɡn̩] (listen); 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. He worked to install a multidisciplinary program at the Max Planck Institute to study the underpinnings of life at the molecular level. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manfred Eigen has received more than 146,129 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Manfred Eigen is the 134th most popular chemist (down from 88th in 2019), the 868th most popular biography from Germany (down from 519th in 2019) and the 31st 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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Among chemists, Manfred Eigen ranks 134 out of 510Before him are Sune Bergström, Vincent du Vigneaud, John Macleod, Christian B. Anfinsen, Lars Onsager, and George Andrew Olah. After him are Fritz Strassmann, Stanley B. Prusiner, Kurt Wüthrich, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Ascanio Sobrero, and Jean-Marie Lehn.

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Among people born in 1927, Manfred Eigen ranks 49Before him are Stan Getz, Harry Markowitz, John McCarthy, Jacques Mayol, George Andrew Olah, and Robert Noyce. After him are Lois Maxwell, Harry Mulisch, Raúl Alfonsín, George C. Scott, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, and Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad. Among people deceased in 2019, Manfred Eigen ranks 47Before him are Lennart Johansson, Claudine Auger, Franco Columbu, Nuon Chea, Prem Tinsulanonda, and David J. Thouless. After him are Ferdinand Piëch, Robert Forster, Danny Aiello, Sigmund Jähn, Henri, Count of Paris, and Ágnes Heller.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Manfred Eigen ranks 868 out of 5,289Before him are Günther Rall (1918), Gottlob Berger (1896), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), and Bernard Katz (1911). After him are Kurt Gerstein (1905), Robert Michels (1876), Christina of Holstein-Gottorp (1573), Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792), Sophia Dorothea of Celle (1666), and Marie d'Agoult (1805).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Manfred Eigen ranks 31Before him are Ernst Chain (1906), Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner (1780), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), Hennig Brand (1630), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), and Gerhard Ertl (1936). After him are Fritz Strassmann (1902), Georg Wittig (1897), August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Joachim Frank (1940), Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802), and Feodor Lynen (1911).