Tadeusz Reichstein

1897 - 1996

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Tadeusz Reichstein (20 July 1897 – 1 August 1996), also known as Tadeus Reichstein, was a Polish-Swiss chemist and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (1950), which was awarded for his work on the isolation of cortisone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tadeusz Reichstein has received more than 111,870 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Tadeusz Reichstein is the 66th most popular chemist (down from 63rd in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Poland (down from 97th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Chemist.

Tadeusz Reichstein was a Polish-born Swiss chemist who is most famous for his discovery of the first successful drug for treating diabetes.

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Over the past year Tadeusz Reichstein has had the most page views in the with 13,187 views, followed by German (5,861), and Polish (5,389). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Thai (207.90%), Alemannic (138.31%), and Malagasy (138.11%)


Among chemists, Tadeusz Reichstein ranks 66 out of 602Before him are Theodor Svedberg, Norman Haworth, Richard Willstätter, Claude Louis Berthollet, Hans Fischer, and Joseph Black. After him are Jan Baptist van Helmont, Paul J. Crutzen, Joseph Proust, Julius Lothar Meyer, Francis William Aston, and Irving Langmuir.

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Among people born in 1897, Tadeusz Reichstein ranks 20Before him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, Louis Aragon, Norbert Elias, Ferenc Szálasi, Soong Mei-ling, and Gordon Allport. After him are Frank Capra, Kurt Schuschnigg, Pola Negri, Thích Quảng Đức, Odd Hassel, and Yun Posun. Among people deceased in 1996, Tadeusz Reichstein ranks 14Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Whittle. After him are René Lacoste, Paul Erdős, Lars Ahlfors, Silvio Piola, Babrak Karmal, and Gene Kelly.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Tadeusz Reichstein ranks 98 out of 1,694Before him are Johannes Hevelius (1611), Egon Krenz (1937), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Horst Köhler (1943), Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), and Stefan Banach (1892). After him are Dziga Vertov (1896), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), Ulrich Beck (1944), Pola Negri (1897), Jan Matejko (1838), and Mieszko I of Poland (940).

Among CHEMISTS In Poland

Among chemists born in Poland, Tadeusz Reichstein ranks 6Before him are Fritz Haber (1868), Casimir Funk (1884), Walther Nernst (1864), Kurt Alder (1902), and Friedrich Bergius (1884). After him are Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), Clara Immerwahr (1870), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776), Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822), and Antoni Grabowski (1857).