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Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch (August 27, 1874 - April 26, 1940) was a German chemist and engineer.

He was born in Cologne (Köln), Germany. He studied at the Technical University of Charlottenburg and the University of Leipzig from 1892-1898. In 1899 he started to work at BASF. From 1908 until 1913 developed the Haber process together with Fritz Haber. After World War I he was working on petrol and methanol synthesis via high pressure chemistry. In 1925 one of the founders of the IG-Farben and from 1935 chairman of the board of directors.

In 1931 he was awarded the Nobel prize for the introduction of high pressure chemistry.

He died in Heidelberg.

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