Albert Claude

1899 - 1983

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Albert Claude (French pronunciation: [albɛʁ klod]; 24 August 1899 – 22 May 1983) was a Belgian-American cell biologist and medical doctor who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Christian de Duve and George Emil Palade. His elementary education started in a comprehensive primary school at Longlier, his birthplace. He served in the British Intelligence Service during the First World War, and got imprisoned in concentration camps twice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Claude has received more than 139,115 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Albert Claude is the 52nd most popular biologist (up from 58th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 80th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Belgian Biologist.

Albert Claude is most famous for his work with the element uranium, which led to the discovery of plutonium.

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Among biologists, Albert Claude ranks 52 out of 1,097Before him are Peter Simon Pallas, Richard Owen, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Roger Guillemin, and Hugo Theorell. After him are Jean-Henri Fabre, François Jacob, Sylvia Earle, Hugo de Vries, Nikolaas Tinbergen, and Daniel Bovet.

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Among people born in 1899, Albert Claude ranks 21Before him are Francis Poulenc, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Adnan Menderes, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, and Béla Guttmann. After him are Paul Hermann Müller, Erich Kästner, George Cukor, Paul-Henri Spaak, Gustav Heinemann, and Fritz Albert Lipmann. Among people deceased in 1983, Albert Claude ranks 14Before him are Idris of Libya, Jon Brower Minnoch, Felix Bloch, Tennessee Williams, Meyer Lansky, and Arthur Koestler. After him are Nikolai Podgorny, Raymond Aron, David Niven, George Cukor, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and Buckminster Fuller.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Albert Claude ranks 73 out of 1,190Before him are Carlota of Mexico (1840), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), John of Gaunt (1340), Quentin Matsys (1466), Jacques Rogge (1942), and Jacob Obrecht (1457). After him are Paul Delvaux (1897), Adrian Willaert (1490), Dominique Pire (1910), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Corneille Heymans (1892), and Henri Pirenne (1862).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Belgium

Among biologists born in Belgium, Albert Claude ranks 2Before him are Jules Bordet (1870). After him are Henri Milne-Edwards (1800), Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797), Edouard Van Beneden (1846), George Albert Boulenger (1858), Marie-Anne Libert (1782), Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman (1866), and Peter Piot (1949).