[al-fred,, -frid;; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd,, -frɪd;; German ˈɑl freɪt/ (Show IPA), 1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog takes an unsparing look at the death penalty in his new film, ‘Into the Abyss.’
Werner Herzog’s ‘Into the Abyss’ Explores the Death Penalty Ben Crair November 19, 2011

The daring German filmmaker Werner Herzog once walked a thousand miles to propose to a woman.
This Week’s Best Journalism The Daily Beast May 5, 2011

Werner has also taken to living closely with his wolves, behaving as an alpha male to earn their acceptance and respect.
Meet Germany’s Wolf Man Justin Green January 28, 2013

His voice carries some of the Bavarian lilt of Werner Herzog, and he looks slightly like Daniel Day-Lewis when he laughs.
Tarantino’s Glorious Nazi Paul Cullum August 15, 2009

All three episodes starring Stellan Skarsgard as the tempestuous genius director Werner Vollstedt made Adrian look small.
Is Adrian Grenier a Good Enough Actor to Play a Bad One? Touré November 23, 2008

Historical Examples

“And I know the very man for the job,” said Werner Stauffacher.
William Tell Told Again P. G. Wodehouse

“In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five,” answered Werner.
A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov

She stared at Werner, and was falling; but Farina’s arm clung instantly round her waist.
The Short Works of George Meredith George Meredith

Werner left, fully convinced that he had put me on my guard.
A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov

When Werner asks him for the hand of Margaretha, he not only refuses it, but orders him to leave the castle.
The Standard Light Operas George Upton

Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913


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