Hermann Emil Fischer

Chemist, Academic

1852 – 1919

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Who was Hermann Emil Fischer?

Hermann Emil Louis Fischer was a German chemist and 1902 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He also discovered the Fischer esterification. He developed the Fischer projection, a symbolic way of drawing asymmetric carbon atoms. He never used his first given name, and was known throughout his life simply as Emil Fischer.

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Born
Oct 9, 1852
Euskirchen
Also known as
  • Franz Joseph Emil Fischer
  • Emil Hermann Fischer
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Strasbourg
Employment
  • University of W├╝rzburg
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Lived in
  • Germany
  • Erlangen
Died
Jul 15, 1919
Berlin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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