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Butenandt, Adolph Friedrich Johann (Adolf)

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1995 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Biochemist


1903 - Born on March 24th in Bremerhaven-Wesermünde. German biochemist.

1927 - He graduated at the University of Göttingen.

         - He was a Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Chemistry, Göttingen.

1931 - He was Privatdozent in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Göttingen and acting Head of the laboratories for organic and inorganic chemistry.

         - He then became Professor Ordinarius and Director of the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Technology at Danzig.

         - He married Erika Ziegner.

1936 - He was Professor in the University of Berlin and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Berlin-Dahlem.

1939 - He was awarded, jointly with Leopold Ruzicka, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

1945 - He was Professor of Physiological Chemistry at Tübingen.

1956 - He became Professor of Physiological Chemistry in the University of Munich.

         - He was Director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry in the University of Munich.

1960 - He was the President of the Max Planck Society at Munich.

1995 - Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt died.  


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