Otto Hahn

1879 - 1968

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Otto Hahn (pronounced [ˈɔtoː ˈhaːn] (listen); 8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist who was a pioneer in the fields of radioactivity and radiochemistry. He is referred to as the father of nuclear chemistry and godfather of nuclear fission. Hahn and Lise Meitner discovered radioactive isotopes of radium, thorium, protactinium and uranium. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Hahn has received more than 991,792 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Otto Hahn is the 18th most popular chemist (down from 17th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from Germany (down from 148th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Chemist.

Otto Hahn was a German chemist who is most famous for the discovery of nuclear fission.

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Among chemists, Otto Hahn ranks 18 out of 510Before him are Fritz Haber, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Irène Joliot-Curie, Friedrich Wöhler, and Wilhelm Ostwald. After him are Humphry Davy, Julius Lothar Meyer, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Albert Hofmann, Emil Fischer, and Justus von Liebig.

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Among people born in 1879, Otto Hahn ranks 7Before him are Albert Einstein, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, and Franz von Papen. After him are Emperor Taishō, Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, and Francis Picabia. Among people deceased in 1968, Otto Hahn ranks 9Before him are Marcel Duchamp, Helen Keller, John Steinbeck, Padre Pio, Lise Meitner, and Robert F. Kennedy. After him are Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Max Brod, George Gamow, and Karl Barth.

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Among people born in Germany, Otto Hahn ranks 168 out of 5,289Before him are Walter Model (1891), Erich Raeder (1876), Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838), Oswald Spengler (1880), Hans Frank (1900), and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886). After him are Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Herbert Marcuse (1898), Frederick William IV of Prussia (1795), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Christian IX of Denmark (1818), and Caroline of Ansbach (1683).

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Among chemists born in Germany, Otto Hahn ranks 3Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742) and Friedrich Wöhler (1800). After him are Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Emil Fischer (1852), Justus von Liebig (1803), Eduard Buchner (1860), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Carl Bosch (1874), Hans Adolf Krebs (1900), and Robert Bunsen (1811).