The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939
Adolf Butenandt, Leopold Ruzicka
Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt
Born: 24 March 1903, Bremerhaven-Lehe, Germany
Died: 18 January 1995, Munich, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) für Biochemie, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany, Berlin University, Berlin, Germany
Prize motivation: "for his work on sex hormones"
Field: natural products chemistry, organic chemistry
Adolf Butenandt was caused by the authorities of his country to decline the award but he later received the diploma and the medal.