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Fischer, Emil (1852-1919)
Born: Euskirchen near Köln (Germany), 1852
Died: Berlin (Germany), 1919
Fischer began his career as student of Adoph v. Baeyer, in 1879 he became professor in München (1879), Erlangen (1881), Würzburg (1885), and Berlin (1892). In 1883 Fischer found a synthesis for indol, later he did research on purines (1880-84), on sugars, on barbituric acid, and on amino-acids. In 1902 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry.
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his work on sugar and purine syntheses"