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Emil Fischer

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Emil Fischer

Full Name: Hermann Emil Fischer
Profession: Chemist and Nobel Laureate


Biography: 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

Historical Events

  • 1902-12-10 German organic chemist Emil Fischer is award the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on sugar and purine syntheses

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