Hans Fischer

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Birthday
21, 1881
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 31, 1945 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1881
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 31, 1945 (63)

About

A German organic chemist who won the 1930 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research in haemin and chlorophyll. He committed suicide in Munich after all of his work was destroyed in a fire during the last days of World War II.

Before Fame

He obtained his medical degree in 1908, after studying at the Universities of Lausanne and Marburg.

Trivia

The lunar crater, "Fischer", was named in his honor during 1976.

Family Life

He married Wiltrud Haufe in 1935.

Associated With

He was a German Nobel Prize-winning scientist like Albert Einstein.