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Arthur Harden

Arthur HardenBorn: 12-Oct-1865
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died: 17-Jun-1940
Location of death: Bourne, Buckinghamshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Chemist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Enzymes of sugar fermentation

British chemist Arthur Harden was raised in a non-religious and non-conformist family, and made fundamental discoveries in the chemistry of sugar and fermentative enzymes, including the requirement that phosphates be present for fermentation. He was honored with the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1929. He also studied how carbon dioxide and chlorine react to light.

Father: Albert Tyas Harden
Mother: Eliza Macalister
Wife: Georgina Sydney Bridge (m. 1900, d. 1928, no children)

    High School: Tettenhall College, Staffordshire, England (1881)
    University: BS, Owens College, University of Manchester (1885)
    University: University of Erlangen
    Lecturer: University of Manchester (1888-97)
    Professor: Biochemistry, University of London (1912-30)

    Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1929 (with Hans von Euler-Chelpin)
    Davy Medal 1935
    Knight of the British Empire 1926
    Lister Institute Chemist (1897-1907)
    Lister Institute Director of Biochemistry (1907-30)
    The Biochemical Journal Co-Editor (1913-38)
    Royal Society 1909
    Lunar Crater Harden (5.5 N 143.5 E, 15 km. diameter)
    English Ancestry

Author of books:
A New View of the Origin of Dalton's Atomic Theory (1896, non-fiction; with Henry E. Roscoe)
Inorganic Chemistry for Advanced Students (1903, testbook; with Henry E. Roscoe)
Alcoholic Fermentation (1911, non-fiction)


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