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    Eduard Buchner, chemical scientist

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    Eduard Buchner. Source: Universität Würzburg

    * May 20, 1860 in Munich
    † August 13, 1917 in Focșani, Romania

    In 1907, Buchner received the Nobel Prize for discovering the cell-free fermentation. In 1909, he became a member of Leopoldina, in 1911 he was appointed to the vacant chair at the Institute of Chemistry of the JMU. At the outbreak of WWI, he was drafted as a major. However, in March 1916 he was allowed to return on request of the university. After the US entry into the war he again volunteered in 1917 and was wounded during combat operations in Romania. He died of this wound on the 13th of August. Like many other scientists, he lived in the particular institute.

    His home is at the Röntgenring 11.

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