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Kuhn, Richard

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Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1967 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Chemists

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1900 - born on the 3rd of December in Vienna, Austria.

1918 - He attended lectures at the University of Vienna in chemistry.

1922 - He finished his chemistry studies at University of Munich and received his doctoral degree with Richard Willstätter for a scientific work on enzymes.

1929 - Kuhn continued his scientific career, first in Munich, then at the ETH Zurich and onwards at the University of Heidelberg.

1937 - He was head of the chemistry department beginning.

1928 - He married Daisy Hartmann and the couple subsequently had two sons and four daughters.

1929 - He became Principal of the Institute for Chemistry at the newly founded Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research (which, since 1950, has been renamed the Max Planck Institut for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

1937 - He also took over the administration of this Institute.

1938 - He was subsequently awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his "work on carotenoids and vitamins," but was unable to accept the award until after World War II.

1948 - Kuhn was the editor of Justus Liebigs Annalen der Chemie.

1967 - Died on the 1st of August in Heidelberg, Germany, aged 66.

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