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Tadeus Reichstein

Botanist , chemist , educator , scientist

Tadeus Reichstein, Swiss botanist, scientist, educator. Recipient Marcel-Benoist prize, 1948; co-recipient Nobel prize in physiology or medicine, 1950, various other prizes.


Reichstein, Tadeus was born on July 20, 1897 in Wloclawek, Poland. Son of Isidor and Gustava (Brokman) Reichstein.


Student, Industrieschule, Zurich, 1916. Diploma in chemical engineering, Eidg. Technology Hochschule, Zurich, 1920.

Doctor Ing.-Chemical, Eidg. Technology Hochschule, Zurich, 1922. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Sorbonne, Paris, 1947.

Honorary Doctor of Science, University Basel, 1951. Honorary Doctor of Science, University Geneva, University Abidjan, 1967. Honorary Doctor of Science, University London, 1968.

Honorary Doctor of Science, University Leeds, 1970.


Professor Eidg. Technology Hochschule, 1934-1938, University Basel, Switzerland, 1938-1967, professor emeritus Switzerland, 1967-1996. Director Pharmacol. Institute, 1938-1948, Institute Organic Chemistry, 1946-1967. Research botanist on ferns, 1967-1996.


Fellow Royal Society London, National Academy of Sciences (Washington), Royal Irish Academy, Chemical Society London (honorary), Swiss Medical Academy (honorary), Indian Academy of Sciences (honorary). Member Museum History National Paris (correspondent), Medical Faculty University Basel (honorary), Linn. Society (London, honorary), American Fern Society (honorary), Academy Royale Medical Belg.

(honorary), American Rheumat. Association (honorary), Weizmann Institute Rehovoth, Pharmaceutical Society Japan (honorary), Deutsche Akademy Leopoldina, American Society Board Chemical (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Horticulture, botany.


Married Louise Henriette Quarts v. Ufford in 1927.

Isidor Reichstein

Gustava (Brokman) Reichstein

Luise Henriette Quarles v. Ufford

Margrit Reichstein

Ruth Reichstein