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Bergius, Friedrich Karl Rudolph

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1949 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Chemists

1884 – Born on the 11th of October in Goldschmieden, Germany.

1903 – He studied chemistry at the university of Breslau, and did research at Karlsruhe Technische Hochschule with German chemist Fritz Haber, who introduced him to high-pressure reactions.

1905-1907 – Finished PhD, at the University of Leipzig.

1909 – He studied as scholar in Technische Hochschule, Hanover.

1912 – He worked out a pilot scheme for using high pressure, high temperature, and a catalyst to hydrogenate coal dust or heavy oil to produce paraffins (alkanes) such as petrol and kerosene.

1913 – Wrote The Use of High Pressure in Chemical Actions.

1931 – Won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition of their contributions to the invention and development of chemical high pressure methods.

1948 – He settled in Argentina, as a technical adviser to the government.

1949 – He moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he died on 30th of March.