Sir (Walter) Norman Haworth FRS.[1] (19 Mairch 1883 in White Coppice,[2] Chorley, Lancashire – 19 Mairch 1950 in Barnt Green, Worcestershire) wis a Breetish chemist best kent for his grundbreakin work on ascorbic acid (vitamin C) while wirkin at the Varsity o Birmingham. He received the 1937 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his investigations on carbohydrates an vitamin C". The prize wis shared wi Swiss chemist Paul Karrer for his wirk on ither vitamins.[3][4]

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Sir (Walter) Norman Haworth
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Norman Haworth
Born19 Mairch 1883(1883-03-19)
Chorley, Lancashire, Ingland
Died19 Mairch 1950(1950-03-19) (aged 67)
Barnt Green, Worcestershire, Ingland
NaitionalityUnited Kingdom
Alma materVarsity o Manchester
Varsity o Göttingen
Kent forinvestigations on carbohydrates an vitamin C
AwairdsDavy Medal (1934)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1937)
Ryal Medal (1942)
Scientific career
FieldsOrganic chemistry
InstitutionsVarsity o St. Andrews
Durham Varsity
Varsity o Birmingham
Doctoral advisorWilliam Henry Perkin, Jr.,
Otto Wallach


  1. Hirst, E. L. (1951). "Walter Norman Haworth. 1883-1950". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 7 (20): 372–326. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1951.0008. JSTOR 769026.
  2. L. L. Bircumshaw (2004). "Haworth, Sir (Walter) Norman (1883–1950)". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33772.
  3. Hirst, E. L. (1951). "Walter Norman Haworth 1883-1950". Advances in carbohydrate chemistry. Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry. 6: 1–9. doi:10.1016/S0096-5332(08)60061-2. ISBN 9780120072064. PMID 14894345.
  4. Hirst, E. L. (1950). "Sir Norman Haworth". Nature. 165 (4198): 587. doi:10.1038/165587a0. PMID 15416703.