A pioneer in the field of high-pressure industrial chemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1931 for his work. His research helped create an industrial process that produced megatons of fertilizer and explosives.
He graduated from the University of Leipzig.
He eventually lost his job for being a critic of Nazi policies, became an alcoholic, and died not long after.
His uncle, Robert Bosch, pioneered the development of the spark plug.
He is a German Nobel Laureate like Albert Einstein.