|Born||July 20, 1897
Włocławek, Congress Poland
|Died||August 1, 1996
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1950|
Reichstein was born into a Jewish family at Włocławek, Congress Poland, and spent his early childhood at Kiev, where his father was an engineer. He began his education at boarding-school in Jena, Germany.
He died in Basel, Switzerland. The main industrial process for the artificial creation of Vitamin C still bears his name. Reichstein was the longest-lived Nobel laureate at the time of his death, but was beaten in 2008 by Rita Levi-Montalcini.
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