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Carl Bosch

Carl BoschBorn: 27-Aug-1874
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 26-Apr-1940
Location of death: Heidelberg, Germany
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Chemist, Business

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Chairman of I. G. Farben

Educated at the University of Leipzig under Johannes Wislicenus, Bosch joined the BASF chemical company in 1914 and rose to its chairmanship in 1919. In 1925 he helped found I.G. Farben as a confederation of smaller companies including BASF. (The company was so involved with the Nazi regime that the Allied Military Government forced it to be split into its component companies after the war.) Bosch received (with Friedrich Bergius) the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work with industrial processes, including Haber-Bosch process, a method of nitrogen fixation, and other high pressure methods.

    University: Technische Hochschule, Charlottenburg (now TU-Berlin)
    University: PhD, University of Leipzig (1898)

    Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1931 (with Friedrich Bergius)
    IG Farben President (1935-)
    BASF (1914-)
    Member of the Board of BASF (as Chairman, 1919-)
    Member of the Board of IG Farben

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