Carl Bosch

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Carl Bosch

Birth
Cologne, Stadtkreis Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 26 Apr 1940 (aged 65)
Heidelberg, Stadtkreis Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Heidelberg, Stadtkreis Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Memorial ID 63574456 · View Source
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Bosch was a german chemist, technician, industrialist and CEO of BASF/ IG Farben from 1919 on. Together with Bergius he got 1931 the nobel prize for chemistry for his development of high pressure chemistry which resulted in industrial production of salpeter and ammonia (for fertilization and explosives).
He was a friend of Haber and tried to protect him and other jews from Nazi persecution. In a meeting with Hitler he warned him to banish jewish scientists. However Hitler rejected his contradictions. Together with DuPont he developed Nylon and Perlon. Because of the political circumstances 1939 in Germany he was very depressive and tried to commit suicide. One year later he died in Heidelberg.


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  • Created by: ClausR
  • Added: 1 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63574456
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Bosch (27 Aug 1874–26 Apr 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63574456, citing Bergfriedhof Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Stadtkreis Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by ClausR (contributor 47273799) .