Born: 10 July 1902, Königshütte (now Chorzów), Prussia (now Poland)
Died: 20 June 1958, Cologne, West Germany (now Germany)
Affiliation at the time of the award: Cologne University, Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany
Prize motivation: "for their discovery and development of the diene synthesis"
Field: organic chemistry
Prize share: 1/2