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Carl Djerassi

Born: Oct 29, 1923

Death: Jan 31, 2015

Birthplace: Vienna

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Austria

Carl Djerassi

Date of Birth : Oct 29, 1923
Date of Death : Jan 31, 2015
Birth Place : Vienna

Carl Djerassi was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, and playwright best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Scientist
  • Playwright
  • Chemist

Spouse


  • Diane Middlebrook

Children


  • Dale Djerassi

Awards Won


  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • Priestley Medal
  • Perkin Medal
  • Wolf Prize in Chemistry
  • National Medal of Science for Physical Science
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