Karl Ziegler

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Birthday
26, 1898
Birthplace
Helsa, Germany
Death Date
Aug 12, 1973 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1898
Birthplace
Helsa, Germany
Death Date
Aug 12, 1973 (74)

About

A German chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963 for his work on polymers. He also did important work involving free-radicals and helped develop the Ziegler-Natta catalyst, which is used in the synthesis of polymers.

Before Fame

He served in the front lines during World War I.

Trivia

He was a co-founder and president of the German Chemical Society, which was started after World War II.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Maria Kurtz, who he married in 1922.

Associated With

He was a German Nobel Laureate in Chemistry like Fritz Haber.