Hermann Emil Fischer

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Birthday
9, 1852
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 15, 1919 (66)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1852
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 15, 1919 (66)

About

A German chemist who was a pioneer in synthesizing sugar and purine. He developed the Fischer project and the Fischer esterification and won the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Strasbourg after spending a year at the University of Bonn.

Trivia

He helped discover barbiturates, a sedative drug, and was one of the first people to synthesize caffeine.

Family Life

He had three sons with his wife Agnes Gerlach, who he married in 1888.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1902, nine years before Madame Curie did.