Full Name: Emil Fischer [Hermann Emil Fischer]
Profession: Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: The first organic chemist to win the Nobel Prize, Emil Fischer was awarded the prize for his work on the study of sugars & purines in 1902.
Born: October 9, 1852
Birthplace: Euskirchen, Germany
Star Sign: Libra
Died: July 15, 1919 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Suicide