Richard Kuhn

1900 - 1967

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Richard Johann Kuhn (German pronunciation: [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈjoːhan ˈkuːn]; 3 December 1900 – 1 August 1967) was an Austrian-German biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1938 "for his work on carotenoids and vitamins". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Kuhn has received more than 132,019 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Richard Kuhn is the 90th most popular chemist (down from 63rd in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Austria (down from 108th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Chemist.

Richard Kuhn is most famous for his synthesis of the chemical elements hafnium and zirconium.

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Among chemists, Richard Kuhn ranks 90 out of 510Before him are Theodore William Richards, Leopold Ružička, Tadeusz Reichstein, Norman Haworth, Joseph Proust, and John Howard Northrop. After him are Odd Hassel, Paul Hermann Müller, Gilbert N. Lewis, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Marcellin Berthelot, and Hans von Euler-Chelpin.

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Among people born in 1900, Richard Kuhn ranks 32Before him are Kurt Weill, Eyvind Johnson, Urho Kekkonen, Karl Wolff, Choe Yong-gon, and W. Edwards Deming. After him are Chiune Sugihara, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Zelda Fitzgerald, Gladwyn Jebb, and Walther Wenck. Among people deceased in 1967, Richard Kuhn ranks 24Before him are John Coltrane, Felix Yusupov, Johannes Itten, Casimir Funk, Rodion Malinovsky, and Wolfgang Köhler. After him are Jayne Mansfield, Brian Epstein, Hermann Joseph Muller, Luigi Tenco, Robert van Gulik, and Otis Redding.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Richard Kuhn ranks 166 out of 1,075Before him are Hermann Broch (1886), Maria Mandl (1912), Fritz Kreisler (1875), Albert III, Duke of Austria (1349), Leopold V, Duke of Austria (1157), and Lothar Rendulic (1887). After him are Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558), Julius Wagner-Jauregg (1857), Alfred Schütz (1899), Erich von Stroheim (1885), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1718), and Helmut Berger (1944).

Among CHEMISTS In Austria

Among chemists born in Austria, Richard Kuhn ranks 2Before him are Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865). After him are Max Perutz (1914), Carl Auer von Welsbach (1858), Martin Karplus (1930), Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1740), Carl Djerassi (1923), and Ida Freund (1863).