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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 81,013 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Paul Karrer is the 47th most popular chemist (up from 51st in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Russia (up from 173rd 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 47 out of 509Before him are Ilya Prigogine, Frederick Soddy, Victor Grignard, Theodor Svedberg, William Crookes, and Gerty Cori. After him are Joseph Black, Francis William Aston, Tu Youyou, Julius Lothar Meyer, Paul Sabatier, and Fritz Pregl.

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Among people born in 1889, Paul Karrer ranks 19Before him are Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Igor Sikorsky, Otto Frank, Gabriel Marcel, and Carl von Ossietzky. After him are Louise Mountbatten, Gabriela Mistral, Han van Meegeren, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Jacob L. Moreno, and Risto Ryti. Among people deceased in 1971, Paul Karrer ranks 13Before him are Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Theodor Svedberg, and Rudolf Abel. After him are Lin Biao, Mátyás Rákosi, Wilhelm List, Gotthard Heinrici, Arne Tiselius, and Giorgos Seferis.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Paul Karrer ranks 154 out of 3,262Before him are Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Stenka Razin (1630), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Alexander Glazunov (1865). After him are Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Viktor Zubkov (1941), Alexei Leonov (1934), Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1657), and Alexey Stakhanov (1906).

Among CHEMISTS In Russia

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