Origem do sobrenome Windaus, país de origem: DeutschlandNobreza: Nobles
Stuttgart, in 1532; Heinrich, military doctor, flourishing in Stuttgart, in 1535; Thomas, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1582; Hans Friedrich, jurist, flourishing in Stuttgart, in 1612; Wolfgang, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1631; Hans, general of cavalry, under the banners of Charles VI. To a collateral branch of the family belongs Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus (25 December 1876 – 9 June 1959), chemist. Windaus received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1928, on account of his work on the constitution of sterols and their connection with vitamins. Among the many honours he was awarded were the Pasteur Medal (1938), the Goethe Medal (1941), also the "Groszes Verdienstireuz" (Grand Order of Merit) in 1951, and the "Groszes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern" (Grand Order of Merit with Star) in 1956. In addition he was recipient of the Order pour le Merite, Peace Class, in 1952. He was also honorary doctor of the Universities of Göttingen, Munich, Freiburg, and Hanover. Professor Windaus married Elisabeth Resau in 1915. There were three children by his marriage: Günter (b. 1916), Gustav (b. 1918) and Margarete (b. 1921). Family names so old, without any doubt, honour not only the families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious persons.
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