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Felix Hoffmann

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Birthday
21, 1868
Birthplace
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Death Date
Feb 8, 1946 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1868
Birthplace
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Death Date
Feb 8, 1946 (78)

About

German chemist who discovered the pain-relieving properties of what is now aspirin and heroin.

Before Fame

He worked for Bayer AG, the chemical conglomerate.

Trivia

He wasn't the first to discover the analgesic effects of his compounds, but he made both into synthesized medically useful forms. He was inducted into the United States National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002.

Family Life

He helped his father with his painful arthritis by creating pain relievers.

Associated With

He created heroin 11 days after he created aspirin, joining his namesake Albert Hoffman (no relation) as a drugmaker who discovered narcotics.