Richard Willstatter

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Birthday
13, 1872
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 3, 1942 (69)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1872
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 3, 1942 (69)

About

A German organic chemist who is best known for his study of the structure of plant pigment. He was awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his important research into chlorophyll.

Before Fame

He obtained a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Munich in 1894.

Trivia

He developed a filtration system that helped the German army absorb their enemy's poisonous gasses during World War I.

Family Life

His father was a Jewish textile merchant.

Associated With

Like Roald Hoffmann, he is a Jewish winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.