Muller, Paul

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Muller, Paul Gender: M
Muller, Paul Hermann
born on 12 January 1899 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Olten, Switzerland, 47n21, 7e54
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
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Swiss chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1948 for determining the potent toxic effects of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) on insects. Müller’s discovery was instrumental in increasing food production around the world and suppressing insect-borne diseases.

Born at Olten, Solothurn, Switzerland, he spent his early childhood at Lenzburg, Aargau, where his father worked for the Swiss Federal Railway. The family later moved to Basel where he attended primary, elementary and secondary school. In 1916, Müller became a laboratory assistant at Dreyfus and Company, and the following year, he was made assistant chemist for the Scientific-Industrial Laboratory. He returned to school in 1919 and obtained his diploma, and in 1925, he earned his Doctorate from the University of Basel.

In May 1925, Müller became a research chemist for the J. R. Geigy Company, investigating tanning agents and dyes before beginning the search for the "ideal" insecticide later that same year. In 1946, he was made Deputy Director of Scientific Research on Substances for Plant Protection.

In 1927, he married Friedel Rüegsegger. They had two sons, Heinrich in 1929 and Niklaus in 1933 and one daughter, Margaretha, 1934.

He died 10/12/1965, Basel, Switzerland.

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  • Work : Prize 1948 (Nobel Prize for Medicine)
  • Work : New Career 1916 (Lab assistant)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1919 (Returned to school)
  • Social : End a program of study 1925 (Doctorate)
  • Work : New Job 1946 (Deputy Director of Scientific Research)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1927 (Friedel Rüegsegger)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1929 (Birth of son, Heinrich)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1933 (Birth of son Niklaus)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1934 (Birth of daughter, Margaretha)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 October 1965 at 12:00 noon in Basel, Switzerland (Age 66)
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Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Medicine)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three, two sons and one daughter)