Paul Karrer

1889 - 1971

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Professor Paul Karrer FRS FRSE FCS (21 April 1889 – 18 June 1971) was a Swiss organic chemist best known for his research on vitamins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Karrer has received more than 61,947 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Paul Karrer is the 51st most popular chemist (down from 38th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 128th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Chemist.

Paul Karrer was a Swiss chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939 for his discovery of the artificial synthesis of vitamin C.

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Among chemists, Paul Karrer ranks 51 out of 510Before him are Paul Sabatier, Victor Grignard, Arthur Harden, Francis William Aston, Alfred Werner, and Richard Willstätter. After him are Claude Louis Berthollet, Hermann Staudinger, Gertrude B. Elion, Adolf Butenandt, Fritz Pregl, and Theodor Svedberg.

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Among people born in 1889, Paul Karrer ranks 20Before him are Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Carl von Ossietzky, Gabriel Marcel, Otto Frank, and Gabriela Mistral. After him are Louise Mountbatten, Jacob L. Moreno, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Victor Fleming, Pitirim Sorokin, and Han van Meegeren. Among people deceased in 1971, Paul Karrer ranks 21Before him are Harold Lloyd, Igor Tamm, Gotthard Heinrici, Giorgos Seferis, Lin Biao, and Rudolf Abel. After him are Mátyás Rákosi, Theodor Svedberg, Donald Winnicott, Franz Stangl, Wendell Meredith Stanley, and Arne Tiselius.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Paul Karrer ranks 173 out of 2,688Before him are Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Christian Goldbach (1690), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Felix Yusupov (1887), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690). After him are Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Vladimir Propp (1895), and Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Paul Karrer ranks 5Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Valery Legasov (1936), Otto Wallach (1847), and Ilya Prigogine (1917). After him are Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), and Friedrich Konrad Beilstein (1838).