Heinrich Wieland, 1877-1957

  title={Heinrich Wieland, 1877-1957},
  author={Paul Karrer},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={341 - 352}
  • P. Karrer
  • Published 1 November 1958
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Heinrich Wieland, whose death took place on 5 August 1957 at his peaceful home in Starnberg, belonged to the classical age of organic chemistry. But it was not only in this field that his influence was so strongly felt; the younger science of biochemistry also owes much to him, for his dehydrogenation theory marked a major advance. Wieland was born at Pforzheim (Baden) on 4 June 1877 and received his early education in his home town. After obtaining his school-leaving certificate from the local… 
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