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Otto Hahn

1879 - 1968

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Otto Hahn (pronounced [ˈɔtoː ˈhaːn] ; 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 father 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 1,303,667 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Otto Hahn is the 18th most popular chemist, the 169th most popular biography from Germany (down from 168th 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 509Before him are Fritz Haber, Linus Pauling, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Friedrich Wöhler. After him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Emil Fischer, Albert Hofmann, Edwin McMillan, and Henri Moissan.

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Among people born in 1879, Otto Hahn ranks 8Before him are Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, and Franz von Papen. After him are Emiliano Zapata, Max von Laue, Owen Willans Richardson, Alma Mahler, Symon Petliura, and Francis Picabia. Among people deceased in 1968, Otto Hahn ranks 8Before him are Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Marcel Duchamp, Lise Meitner, Padre Pio, and John Steinbeck. After him are Robert F. Kennedy, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Lev Landau, Trygve Lie, Max Brod, and Georg von Küchler.

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Among people born in Germany, Otto Hahn ranks 169 out of 6,142Before him are Christian IX of Denmark (1818), Gottlob Frege (1848), Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Erich Raeder (1876), Karl Ferdinand Braun (1850), and Hermann von Helmholtz (1821). After him are Princess Sophie of Bavaria (1805), Oswald Spengler (1880), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926), Erich Hartmann (1922), Max Ernst (1891), and Magda Goebbels (1901).

Among CHEMISTS In Germany

Among chemists born in Germany, Otto Hahn ranks 3Before him are Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742) and Friedrich Wöhler (1800). After him are Emil Fischer (1852), Eduard Buchner (1860), Justus von Liebig (1803), Adolf von Baeyer (1835), August Kekulé (1829), Robert Bunsen (1811), Carl Bosch (1874), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), and Adolf Butenandt (1903).