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 85,824 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Paul Karrer is the 21st most popular chemist (up from 47th in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Russia (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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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Over the past year Paul Karrer has had the most page views in the with 8,956 views, followed by German (3,780), and Russian (2,947). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (523.02%), Hakka (212.36%), and Egyptian Arabic (142.63%)


Among chemists, Paul Karrer ranks 21 out of 602Before him are Otto Hahn, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Linus Pauling, Edwin McMillan, and Friedrich Wöhler. After him are William Ramsay, Emil Fischer, Eduard Buchner, Albert Hofmann, Otto Wallach, and Humphry Davy.

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Among people born in 1889, Paul Karrer ranks 9Before him are Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Jean Cocteau, and Edwin Hubble. After him are Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, Vaslav Nijinsky, Manuel II of Portugal, and Igor Sikorsky. Among people deceased in 1971, Paul Karrer ranks 6Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, and Jim Morrison. After him are György Lukács, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Hermann Hoth, and Arne Tiselius.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Paul Karrer ranks 76 out of 3,761Before him are Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Stanislav Petrov (1939), Wilhelm Wien (1864), Roman Jakobson (1896), Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), and Anna of Russia (1693). After him are Andrei Rublev (1360), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Anna Pavlova (1881), Konstantin Stanislavski (1863), Boris Godunov (1552), and Michael of Russia (1596).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

Among chemists born in Russia, Paul Karrer ranks 2Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834). After him are Otto Wallach (1847), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Valery Legasov (1936), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Vladimir Markovnikov (1838), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), and Julia Lermontova (1847).