Max Perutz

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Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 6, 2002 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Feb 6, 2002 (87)

About

A molecular biologist, who won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his study of the structures of hemoglobin. He also won the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979.

Before Fame

He was exiled from Austria because of his Jewish ancestry when Nazi Germany annexed that country prior to World War II.

Trivia

He worked during his final years to find a cure to Huntington disease.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Gisela Clara Peiser, who he married in 1942.

Associated With

He was highly critical of Richard Dawkins' attack on religion and believed it was damaging to science.