Leopold Ruzicka

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Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Sep 26, 1976 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
Croatia
Death Date
Sep 26, 1976 (89)

About

A Croatian chemist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on polymethylenes. After his laboratory successfully synthesized sex hormones it became the world center of organic chemistry.

Before Fame

He worked as Hermann Staudinger's assistant in Zurich.

Trivia

Vladimir Prelog, who won the 1975 Nobel Prize for chemistry, worked under him during World War II.

Family Life

He married his first wife Anna Hausmann in 1912.

Associated With

Fellow Nobel laureate Fritz Haber was one of his professors at the High Technical School in Germany.