Fritz Pregl

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Birthday
3, 1869
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 13, 1930 (61)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1869
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Dec 13, 1930 (61)

About

An Austrian chemist who was a pioneer in quantitative organic microanalysis. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1923 for his work, which improved the combustion train technique for elemental analysis.

Before Fame

He studied medicine with a focus in chemical physiology at the University of Graz.

Trivia

In Slovenia the Pregl Awards, which were named after him, are bestowed annually by the National Institute of Chemistry.

Family Life

He was Slovenian on his father's side and German on his mother's.

Associated With

Like Ernest Rutherford, he won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.