Alfred Werner

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Birthday
12, 1866
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 15, 1919 (52)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1866
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Nov 15, 1919 (52)

About

A Swiss chemist who developed the basis for modern coordination chemistry. He was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into the octahedral configuration of transition metal complexes.

Before Fame

He became a Swiss citizen in 1895 after Alscace (where he was born) was annexed by Germany.

Trivia

He was the first inorganic chemist to win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Family Life

He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1913, two years after Madame Curie did.