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Carl Djerassi

Contraceptive pill inventor

Died when: 91 years 93 days (1095 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Carl Djerassi

Carl Djerassi (October 29, 1923 – January 30, 2015) was an Austrian-born Bulgarian-American chemist, novelist, playwright and co-founder of Djerassi Resident Artists Program with Diane Wood Middlebrook.

He is best known for his contribution to the development of oral contraceptive pills, nicknamed the father of the pill.

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