Hoffmann was born in Basel, Switzerland on 24 October 1868, and died on 18 April 1920.
His jewish family were wealthy business people, and provided both employment experience and investment at the beginning of his business career. He worked for a bank, a pharmacy, a chemicals merchant and a pharmaceutical trader before going into business.
On 2 May 1895 Fritz Hoffmann married Adèle La Roche. It was a common practice in Switzerland for married couples to hyphenate the name, so from this point he was often referred to as Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche. They had two sons, Emmanuel (4 May 1896–1932) and Alfred (25 July 1898). The couple were divorced in 1919 and he married divorceé Elisabeth Von der Müll.
Read more about this topic: Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche
Other articles related to "life":
... Very little is known about Widukind's life ... There are no sources about Widukind's life or death after his baptism ... where Widukind may have spent the rest of his life ...
... between external and internal environments, however, is an abstraction parsing life and environment into units or facts that are inseparable in reality ... There is an interpenetration of cause and effect between the environment and life ...
... are three kinds of faith (i) faith in oneself, (ii) faith in the Master and (iii) faith in life ... Faith is so indispensable to life that unless it is present in some degree, life itself would be impossible ... It is because of faith that cooperative and social life becomes possible ...
... The Russian orbital segment's life support systems are contained in the Service Module Zvezda ... MLM Nauka laboratory has a complete set of life support systems ...
... A biological half-life or elimination half-life is the time it takes for a substance (drug, radioactive nuclide, or other) to lose one-half of its pharmacologic ... In a medical context, the half-life may also describe the time that it takes for the concentration in blood plasma of a substance to reach one-half of its steady-state ... For example, the biological half-life of water in a human being is about seven to 14 days, though this can be altered by his/her behavior ...
Famous quotes containing the word life:
“The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I meanwhen boredom seems the very stuff of life.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)
“Then I will no longer
Find myself in life as in a strange garment”
—William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)
“... it is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering selfnever to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardour of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)