Otto Wallach

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Birthday
27, 1847
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 26, 1931 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1847
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 26, 1931 (83)

About

German organic chemist who was a pioneer in the field of alicyclic compounds. He won the 1910 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to organic chemistry.

Before Fame

He obtained a degree in chemistry from the University of Gottingen in 1869.

Trivia

He is responsible for naming Terpene: a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants.

Family Life

His family converted to Lutheranism from Judaism.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry the year before Madame Curie did.