Edmund Hirst
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Born in Preston, Lancashire
Born on 21st of July 1898
Died on 29th of October 1975

Born 1898. Died 1975 - English chemist.

Studied chemistry at St Andrews. Worked at number of universities including Manchester, Durham and Edinburgh. Most famous work was with Norman Haworth in the laboratory synthesis of vitamin C, the first time a vitamin was made artifically. Elected FRS in 1934, knighted in 1964.

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