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Hermann Emil Fischer

Hermann Emil Fischer Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
A German chemist who was a pioneer in synthesizing sugar and purine. He developed the Fischer project and the Fischer esterification and won the 1902 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work.
BEFORE FAME
He studied at the University of Strasbourg after spending a year at the University of Bonn.

FAMILY LIFE
He had three sons with his wife Agnes Gerlach, who he married in 1888.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1902, nine years before Madame Curie did.
TRIVIA
He helped discover barbiturates, a sedative drug, and was one of the first people to synthesize caffeine.

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